According to a report by Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040, the Canucks will be left without JT Miller and Jordie Benn, who are each in quarantine and will be out for “a few weeks.” Both players will miss matches due to COVID-19 issues. Sekeres adds that Miller had said at Benn’s home in Vancouver, and therefore the couple were considered “close contacts”.
I understand that due to concerns about COVID-19, Dr Jordie Benn and F JT Miller will not be with the Canucks for a few weeks. Both players are in quarantine. Miller had stayed at Benn’s residence in Vancouver @ tsn1040
Matthieu Sekeres (@mattsekeres) January 13, 2021
Our own @mattsekeres with some latest news …
“Jordie Benn and JT Miller will not be with Canucks for a few weeks due to COVID issues. ”
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– TSN Radio Vancouver (@ TSN1040) January 13, 2021
Both players were absent from practice this morning, with Benn also missing Monday practice. Asked why Miller and Benn weren’t on the ice, Canucks head coach Travis Green only replied that they were “not available”.
– Brendan Batchelor (@BatchHockey) January 13, 2021
In an interview with Satiar Shah and Andrew Walker on Sportsnet 650, Canucks general manager Jim Benning confirmed that Miller and Benn are not available for tomorrow’s season opener in Edmonton, although he has no precise.
The NHL announced today that a total of 27 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since December 30. That total includes an outbreak with the Dallas Stars, who have had 17 players tested positive for the virus.