By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Another Bruins game has been postponed.

The NHL announced it is delaying a return to games by a day after games were originally to resume on Monday. The Bruins were set to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, but that game has now been postponed.

The league paused on Wednesday due to an increase of positive COVID-19 test results among players across the league.

Friday’s announcement marks the fifth game the Bruins have had postponed.

Here’s the full statement from the NHL:

“The National Hockey League announced today that its regular-season schedule will not resume prior to Tuesday, Dec. 28. The League had planned to resume its schedule on Dec. 27, but in order to allow the League an adequate opportunity to analyze League-wide testing results and to assess Clubs’ readiness to play, the target date for resumption of game play will be pushed back an additional day. Teams will return to practice on Dec. 26 and it is expected that the League will provide an update on its return to play plans by the end of day on Sunday.”

CBSBoston.com Staff