A Vancouver Canucks player tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
He reduced the game day skating on Tuesday at Rogers Arena to Vasily Podkolzin giving a few spins and defender Kyle Burroughs taking shots at substitute goalkeeper Jaroslav Halak.
The status of tonight’s game with the Columbus Blue Jackets is unclear at this point.
The National Hockey League has now had more than 130 confirmed COVID-19 cases this season, including Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes, who was reported to be “ill” on Sunday and did not play in Vancouver. However, his teammate Seth Jarvis did compete and then tested positive. He also did media interviews after the game. Both players remain in Vancouver under protocol.
Three more members of the Calgary Flames tested positive, Milan Lucic, Sean Monahan and Noah Hanifin, bringing that club’s total to six players and one staff member. The Calgary games have been postponed this week. Also positive today were Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders and Brad Marchand and Craig Smith of the Boston Bruins.
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