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 games have been postponed due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols. The earlier day, 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 games on the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, in addition to contests on the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday and Tuesday. Vancouver’s subsequent scheduled sport is April 8 at Calgary, however the standing of that matchup stays up within the air till additional discover.
Along with Gaudette, defenseman Travis Hamonic and a member of the Vancouver teaching employees are all on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols listing.
“I guess there’s always reminders as far as the importance of your safety, and following the guidelines and the rules that the league has set forth,” Vancouver coach Travis Green mentioned Wednesday morning after studying of Gaudette’s constructive check. “And not just the league, but the government.”
After March 20, the Montreal Canadiens had 4 whole games postponed throughout their COVID-19 pause however returned to motion on Tuesday with a win over Edmonton.
At the beginning of Thursday’s motion, Vancouver sat sixth within the NHL North standings with 35 factors, 4 behind fourth-place Montreal. The prime 4 groups in every division will qualify for the postseason match.
Vancouver has performed 37 games, whereas the Canadiens will full their thirty third contest of the marketing campaign Thursday night time.