The Vancouver Canucks were already shut down due to positive COVID cases until April 8th. Last night more news broke that additional tests came back positive; including at least one with a variant strain. The total number of Canucks on the list is now at eight.
Defensemen Alexander Edler and Quinn Hughes, forwards Zack MacEwen and Antoine Roussel, and goalie Braden Holtby were added to the protocol list, joining forward Adam Gaudette and defenseman Travis Hamonic. The coach has not been publicly identified.