According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun (Pierre LeBrun), the COVID-19 outbreak in the Vancouver Canucks continues to worsen and 16 players and 3 coaches have been affected. LeBron’s report also pointed out that the NHL essentially operates under the expectation that all members of the team will test positive in the next few days.
LeBrun pointed out that Canadians were also severely affected by the P.1 variant of CO.V-19 that was first discovered in Brazil, which is an unresolved problem in the NHL. Darren Dreger of TSN reported that some members of the team fell ill due to the virus.
It was announced earlier this week that Vancouver will postpone the game until April 6 because two players and a coaching staff member tested positive for COVID-19. As the epidemic worsens, it is certain that the team’s standby time will be longer than the initial schedule. LeBron said that the National Football League may have to schedule the game after the end of the season on May 11. However, this extension of the North District schedule does not mean that the playoff dates currently set for other departments will change.
Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston said in Saturday’s headlines that Vancouver will need to undergo a few days of negative testing and take into account the player’s recovery to restore the team to normal.
LeBrun reported that the NHL also sent a stern memo to all teams to remind them to stay vigilant to comply with the COVID-19 protocol.