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Leafs-Senators game postponed because of shootings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

  • Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014.  A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)

    Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul (19) and New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul (19) and New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

The NHL has postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa.

The Canadian Press reported a gunman opened fire and wounded a soldier at the National War Memorial before injuring a security guard on Parliament Hill on Wednesday morning. The gunman was reportedly shot dead by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms.

In a statement the NHL said it "wishes to express its sympathy and prayers to all affected by the tragic events in Ottawa."

The game was scheduled at the Canadian Tire Centre in nearby Kanata.

The NHL says the date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date.