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Fears grow as COVID-19 variant expected for ailing Vancouver Canucks

Fear around the Vancouver Canucks organization is growing after more positive COVID-19 results were returned Friday night.

The news was reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger, who noted that “a variant has been identified in some of the cases.”

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TSN’s Farhan Lalji reported that the Brazilian P.1 variant is “likely in play.” Lalji also reported that some of the players have become “very ill” and have been administered IV treatments.

The news is without a doubt worst case scenario for the Vancouver Canucks. It kicked off early in the week with Adam Gaudette being removed from practice after a positive test, only to have Travis Hamonic and a member of the coaching staff to enter COVID-19 protocols.

And earlier today, Alex Edler, Quinn Hughes, Braden Holtby, Zack MacEwen, and Antoine Roussel were all added to the COVID protocol list.

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We’ll be sure to update the site as new information continues to come available in this fast-moving situation.

Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]