Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blues game tonight vs. Avalanche postponed

Weather conditions deemed dangerous for fans, arena employees

ST. LOUIS -- Tonight's scheduled NHL game between the Blues and Colorado Avalanche has been postponed because of incliment weather that includes heavy ice and snow, the league decided Tuesday afternoon.

No makeup date has been announced yet, but it will be made up at a later date because the Avalanche has a home game Thursday.

"Due to the concerns and safety of our fans, players and staff, in conjunction with the NHL and the city of St. Louis , we have postponed tonight’s game," Blues Vice Chairman and CEO of St. Louis Blues Enterprises Mike McCarthy said in a statement.

A steady stream of ice has been falling in the metropolitan St. Louis area since the early hours this morning and was expected to change over to heavy snow by gametime.

Downtown St. Louis and a large portion of the surrounding area is under a blizzard warning until noon Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Avalanche was in town, as were the gamenight referees and both teams were at the rink for the morning skate today, but the league made the decision that conditions were deemed too dangerous for fans and arena employees.

The league will search for a common open date before determining a makeup time.

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