The Vancouver Canucks will not be returning to motion till April 8 on the absolute earliest.
On Thursday, the NHL introduced that Vancouver’s subsequent three video games have been postponed due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols. The day past, the Canucks confirmed that ahead Adam Gaudette examined constructive for the coronavirus, and the NHL finally postponed Wednesday’s showdown between Vancouver and the Calgary Flames.
The league has now scrapped Vancouver’s video games on the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, in addition to contests on the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday and Tuesday. Vancouver’s subsequent scheduled recreation is April 8 at Calgary, however the standing of that matchup stays up within the air till additional discover.
Together with Gaudette, defenseman Travis Hamonic and a member of the Vancouver teaching employees are all on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols listing.
“I suppose there’s at all times reminders so far as the significance of your security, and following the rules and the principles that the league has set forth,” Vancouver coach Travis Inexperienced mentioned Wednesday morning after studying of Gaudette’s constructive take a look at. “And never simply the league, however the authorities.”
After March 20, the Montreal Canadiens had 4 complete video games postponed throughout their COVID-19 pause however returned to motion on Tuesday with a win over Edmonton.
At first of Thursday’s motion, Vancouver sat sixth within the NHL North standings with 35 factors, 4 behind fourth-place Montreal. The highest 4 groups in every division will qualify for the postseason match.
Vancouver has performed 37 video games, whereas the Canadiens will full their thirty third contest of the marketing campaign Thursday night time.