The Vancouver Canucks season is still suspended because of the worsening COVID-19 outbreak that hit the team.
The team added seven players to the league’s COVID agreement list on Saturday, bringing the total number of players to 14. Sources told ESPN that two coaches were added to the list, bringing the total number of coaches in the agreement to three.
There are already 7 players and a coach on the list, which prompted the NHL to postpone the Canucks game to April 8th, and the opening time of the practice range no earlier than April 6.
According to sources, Canucks’ recent additions to the list of agreements may make them unusable for longer. The Vancouver area has recently become a hot spot for P.1
The Canucks are the second Canadian team with COVID problems. The Montreal Canadiens postponed four games in late March, but have since resumed action. The NHL has now postponed 45 games due to COVID, although the first 37 postponements were for the US team.
For Vancouver, the problem started on Tuesday, when Adam Gaudette withdrew from practice after testing positive and was confirmed as positive later that day. Travis Hamonic joined Gaudette on Thursday. By Friday, after additional testing and contract tracking, Alex Edler, Braden Holtby, Quinn Hughes, Zach McEwan and Anthony Russell also joined Up the list.
Gauditte’s wife Micaela tweeted on Thursday: “My husband is in poor condition, but I will take care of him!”
Micaela Gaudette also tweeted: “A person has a virus that we don’t know about, and you are all angry for him because you can’t watch ice hockey.”
Travis Boyd, Thatcher Demko, Jayce Hawryluk, Bo Horvat, Tyler Motte, Tyler Myers and Brandon Sutter were added to the list on Saturday.