The United States will not play Switzerland in round-robin action at the World Juniors on Tuesday due to the positive COVID-19 test results for two of its players.
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) December 28, 2021
The team is required to quarantine as a result. There has been no determination on the United States’ game against Sweden on Wednesday.
This is the first forfeited game of the tournament. There is no relegation at the World Juniors this year because of the uncertainty around COVID-19.