The NHL has determined to ere on the facet of warning on account of Adam Gaudette’s constructive COVID-19 check. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman studies (Twitter link) that tonight’s game between the Canucks and Flames has been postponed. TSN’s Frank Seravalli tweets that the choice was made after extra data has surfaced concerning Vancouver’s check outcomes; that data clearly has not but been made public.
This is a light-weight week on the schedule for Vancouver as they’re simply coming off of a week-long break and aren’t scheduled to play once more till they start a seven-game highway journey in Edmonton on Saturday. Clearly, that won’t start as scheduled now. As for Calgary, they’re additionally set to play Edmonton subsequent with their subsequent game scheduled for Friday. With the Canucks being the crew with somebody on the CPRA listing, the Flames may nonetheless proceed on with their schedule.
The North Division not too long ago had not too long ago undergone a considerable schedule reshuffling on account of Montreal’s COVID-19 state of affairs with the Canadiens solely getting cleared to renew their schedule final evening. With these adjustments, the common season was prolonged to May eleventh so the league might have to make use of that extension to get this game in now though if Vancouver is pressured to postpone different video games, it may end in one other sizable scheduling shakeup over the approaching days as nicely.