As of 10:00 MSK on January 8, 2022, three clubs in the League (Avtomobilist, Salavat Yulaev, CSKA) PCR tests for coronavirus showed a positive result in a large number of players and team representatives. The nearest games involving these clubs have been canceled.
In contrast to the situation in the season 2020/2021, now there are group cases of the disease with a short incubation period. In most cases, the disease is asymptomatic.
The main goal is to prevent a massive outbreak of the disease throughout the league. Games will be played between those teams where the epidemiological situation remains stable.
The League held several emergency meetings to discuss various options: awarding of forfeit results, suspension of the championship with a later continuation, including the extension of its duration.
The KHL plans to make a decision next week, after discussing scenarios with the clubs at a joint meeting. The main goal of all options is to keep the participants healthy, finish the championship, make the playoffs and determine the final winner.