NHL postpones two Vancouver Canucks games as league axes cross-border travel

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Zach Laing
2 years ago
The Vancouver Canucks won’t be playing until after Christmas.
The NHL announced Sunday afternoon that a dozen games would be postponed through the holiday break due to concerns about cross border travel.
“Due to the concern about cross-border travel, and given the fluid nature of federal travel restrictions, effective on Monday, all games involving a Canadian-based team playing a U.S.-based team from Monday, Dec. 20, through the start of the holiday break on Dec. 23, will be postponed and rescheduled,” the league said in a statement.
For the Canucks, two games will be affected: Tuesday in San Jose against the Sharks, and Thursday when the Anaheim Ducks were scheduled to visit.
The following other games are affected:
Monday, Dec. 20
  • Montreal Canadiens at New York Islanders
  • Anaheim Ducks at Edmonton Oilers
Tuesday, Dec. 21
  • St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators
Wednesday, Dec. 22
  • Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers
  • Winnipeg Jets at Dallas Stars
  • Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings
Thursday, Dec. 21
  • St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators
  • Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils
  • Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks
The league said they are expecting the regular season to otherwise resume as normal.

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 zach@oilersnation.com.

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