The Vancouver Canucks will not be playing hockey this weekend.
The Canucks game on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the game on Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes have been postponed.
It was first reported that the game against the Leafs was in doubt by Patrick Johnston of The Province and The Vancouver Sun.
Irfaan Gaffar of The Fourth Period and John Shannon of Sportsnet then reported that the games against the Maple Leafs and Coyotes were not going to be played.
The Canucks made the announcement official shortly after.
The Canucks earlier announced that Tyler Myers was the latest player added to the COVID protocol.
Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK TV’s Donnie and Dhali-The Team also reported that Ashton Sautner would be called up to Vancouver and signed with the team due to Myers’ being in COVID protocol.
The Canucks were projected to have this as their defence against Toronto.
The Leafs announced on Friday that John Tavares and Alex Kerfoot entered COVID Protocol. They also announced later that evening that Wayne Simmonds and Jason Spezza also entered COVID protocol.
The Leafs were in Vancouver since Thursday and their game Sunday night against the Seattle Kraken has also been postponed.
The Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, and Calgary Flames have had their games postponed until after Christmas. The Flames have been hit hard by COVID and have three cases of the Omicron variant in their organization.
The NHL also announced that the Nashville Predators and Boston Bruins will have their games postponed until after the Christmas break.
For now, the Canucks won’t play until December 21 in San Jose against the Sharks (Their last game was in San Jose on December 16.) and they won’t play at home until December 23 against the Anaheim Ducks. That game and other games going forward will only allow up to 50% capacity at Rogers Arena until further notice due to new provincial health guidelines.