The team sent out a press release Sunday morning announcing that all practices and workouts had been canceled due to potential exposure to COVID-19.
“The decision was made out of great caution due to the potential exposure to COVID-19,” the Canucks said.
The Canucks are the fourth NHL team to have problems with the virus. The Dallas Stars were the hardest hit, with six players and two staff testing positive. This can delay the start of their season by a week.
The Columbus Blue Jackets kept several players off the ice and the Pittsburgh Penguins called off a practice, each saying the moves were made “out of caution.”
While the Canucks haven’t provided details of what happened, players, coaches and staff are regularly tested for the virus, and NHL protocols dictate their response in this situation.
T-Camp schedule January 11: practice 11:00 a.m., media around 12:20 p.m.
– PR Canucks (@CanucksPR) January 11, 2021
The Canucks announced this afternoon that practice will resume Monday morning, so that’s good news. At this time, the Canucks are not providing details on what exactly happened. The team will speak to the media at 12:20 p.m. where we can find out more.
The NHL season is set to begin this week, with the Canucks heading to Edmonton for a game against the Oilers on Wednesday.