NEW YORK (April 15, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that the Vancouver Canucks’ return to game play is being delayed from Friday, April 16. The decision to extend the period prior to the team’s resumption of play was made to provide Club staff and Players with additional time for recovery and preparation following its recent COVID outbreak. The NHL made the decision with input from the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups.
Additional changes are being made to the Scotia NHL North Division schedule and it is expected that a revised schedule will be released by tomorrow.
The Canucks’ organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, provincial and federal agencies.