7:13 p.m. – Sportsnet reports that the Canucks are expected to practice on Monday. The team cancelled practice due to an abundance of caution, but have cleared to team to return to the ice on Monday.
12:50 p.m. – The Vancouver Canucks announced they have cancelled practice and all workouts Sunday due to concern over potential COVID-19 exposure. The team will announce their schedule for Monday later today.
The Canucks are the fourth team to be have their training camp interrupted and the first in Canada. The Dallas Stars had the most serious outbreak with six players test positive for coronavirus, forcing the team to push back their season-opener. The Columbus Blue Jackets also shut down practice on the same day, but went back to work Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins cancelled practice Saturday, but are expected to scrimmage Sunday evening.
These types of shut downs could become a common safety precaution for multiple teams as they make sure that their players aren’t being exposed to the virus. Monday was supposed to be an off-day on the Canucks training camp schedule, meaning the team could make up practices then, if the team deems it safe.