The NHL has determined to ere on the aspect of warning on account of Adam Gaudette’s optimistic COVID-19 check. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman stories (Twitter hyperlink) that tonight’s recreation between the Canucks and Flames has been postponed. TSN’s Frank Seravalli tweets that the choice was made after extra info has surfaced relating to Vancouver’s check outcomes; that info clearly has not but been made public.
It is a mild week on the schedule for Vancouver as they’re simply coming off of a week-long break and aren’t scheduled to play once more till they start a seven-game street journey in Edmonton on Saturday. Clearly, that will not start as scheduled now. As for Calgary, they’re additionally set to play Edmonton subsequent with their subsequent recreation scheduled for Friday. With the Canucks being the workforce with somebody on the CPRA checklist, the Flames might nonetheless proceed on with their schedule.
The North Division not too long ago had not too long ago undergone a considerable schedule reshuffling on account of Montreal’s COVID-19 state of affairs with the Canadiens solely getting cleared to renew their schedule final night time. With these adjustments, the common season was prolonged to Could eleventh so the league may have to make use of that extension to get this recreation in now though if Vancouver is compelled to postpone different video games, it might end in one other sizable scheduling shakeup over the approaching days as effectively.