NHL

Canucks to resume practices Monday after COVID-19 scare cancels workouts on weekend

The Vancouver Canucks will return to practice Monday morning after cancelling practice and workouts Sunday due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

Club scheduled to open NHL season Wednesday against Oilers in Edmonton

The Canucks on Sunday became the fourth NHL team to have its training camp affected by COVID-19 as practice and other workouts were cancelled. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks will return to practice Monday morning after cancelling practice and workouts Sunday due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

The team announced in a tweet that they will practice at 11:00 a.m. Monday, and a media availability will follow soon after.

The Canucks said in a release that Sunday's cancellation was made "out of abundance of caution" and provided no further details.

The Canucks' decision to cancel practice comes as NHL teams gear up for an abbreviated 56-game season that is set to start Wednesday, when the Canucks are scheduled to visit the Edmonton Oilers.

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There’s growing concern about Wednesday's scheduled start of the NHL season after the Vancouver Canucks become the fourth team to cancel practices because of COVID-19. 1:47

Vancouver is the fourth team to have its training camp affected by COVID-19.

The Dallas Stars announced Friday six players and two staff members had tested positive for during camp, while the Columbus Blue Jackets kept some of their roster off the ice due to possible exposure.

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins cancelled practice for the same reason.

The governments of the five provinces where the NHL has a presence have given approval for Canadian teams to play at their home arenas this season.

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