TSN reported on Sunday that the COVID-19 outbreak of the Vancouver Canucks has not slowed down, and the number of players and coaches who have tested positive has now exceeded 20.
Since March 24, the Canucks have not participated in the game again. “The next five to seven days will determine the schedule of the game,” Darren Dreger tweeted.
According to ESPN, in addition to the 14 already listed as of Saturday, other names may also be placed on Canucks’ COVID protocol list.
Two media outlets also reported that family members of the players also tested positive, with symptoms including vomiting, cramps and dehydration.
A Vancouver player’s agent told ESPN: “The symptoms are very serious.”
ESPN also reported that several positive cases of Canucks involved “the more infectious P.1 variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in Brazil.”
Due to the pandemic, the NHL postponed 45 games as of Sunday, of which the first 37 games involved the US team, and the Montreal Canadiens also postponed 4 games last month.
Vancouver center Adam Gaudette withdrew from training on Tuesday after testing positive. Two days later, former Islanders guard Travis Hamonic joined the list of agreements, followed by goalkeepers. Braden Holtby and four others, and seven others on Friday.
The league and the players union sent memos to all NHL teams, emphasizing the importance of continuing to comply with health and safety guidelines, including wearing masks (even for people who have been fully vaccinated) and not eating in restaurants.