Minnesota Wild right wing Gerald Mayhew, front center, fights for control of the puck with, from left, Colorado Avalanche defensemen Cale Makar and Bowen Byram and center Nazem Kadri in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Denver. The Wild have six players on the league’s COVID-19 list and their next four games have been postponed, including Thursday’s against Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The National Hockey League now has four teams paused for virus-related reasons after the Minnesota Wild were shut down through at least Tuesday.

The Wild now have six players on the league’s COVID-19 list and had their next four games postponed. The Vegas Golden Knights, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres were already paused because of the virus.

A total of 22 NHL games have been postponed so far, affecting 16 of 24 U.S.-based teams.

The Wild and Colorado Avalanche were set to finish a four-game, home-and-home series Thursday night in Denver.

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