Rest of Vancouver Canucks NHL season in question after 25 cases of coronavirus

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The remaining 2020-21 National Hockey League season for the Vancouver Canucks is in question, as the team currently has 25 positive cases of coronavirus according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Among those infected are 21 players, three coaches, and one person on the support staff. Many of those infected to date have been very sick. Among the Canucks we know who have tested positive are Canadians Jake Virtanen of New Westminster, British Columbia, Braden Holtby of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Zack MacEwen of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, captain Bo Horvat of London, Ontario, Travis Hamonic of Saint Malo, Manitoba, and Jayce Hawryluk of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

It should be noted that Hawryluk tested positive already while with the Ottawa Senators, and has tested positive again according to Iain MacIntyre of Rogers Sportsnet. Other Canucks who have tested positive for coronavirus are Nate Schmidt, Adam Gaudette, and Brandon Sutter. Meanwhile several other Canucks are in coronavirus protocol.

According to TSN, there has been an ongoing investigation by Vancouver Coastal Health and the Canucks organization. They confirmed the outbreak stemmed from a single person in a community setting and was part of the variant.

The Canucks currently have 35 points and are in fifth place in the North Division. Now the question is if they will finish the season. They have 19 games left.

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