VANCOUVER (Sportsnet) – The NHL has postponed Wednesday night’s game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames – the second time in just over a week the North Division schedule has been hit by COVID- 19.
– NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) 1 avril 2021
Canucks forward Adam Gaudette was pulled from practice Tuesday with a positive test result.
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Vancouver and Calgary were preparing as if the game would still play out, but the league said in a press release less than two hours before the puck dropped that a second player from Vancouver had been added to the COVID protocol list. 19 in the league after it was released at 5 p.m. AND Wednesday.
The NHL said a member of the team’s coaching staff had also entered into the protocol.
The league said the decision to postpone was made by medical teams from the NHL, the NHL Players Association and the Canucks.
The Montreal Canadiens postponed four games last week when forwards Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Joel Armia were added to the protocol list.