The Canucks are set to return from their bye week tomorrow when they face the San Jose Sharks at Rogers arena, but they'll be missing a good chunk of their lineup.
On Friday, it was reported that Troy Stecher, Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput, Chris Tanev and Markus Granlund have been quarantined after showing symptoms of mumps. The Canucks confirmed the report on their website.
Due to guidelines set aside by the BC Centre of Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health, the five players showing symptoms will be quarantined in isolation for a five-day period from when the symptoms began to appear.
In the report, Canucks GM Jim Benning confirmed that at this time, Stecher is the only player who is confirmed to have the mumps. Tryamkin, Chaput, Tanev and Granlund have all shown symptoms, but haven't been officially diagnosed with the mumps.
If you're not familiar with the mumps, here is a brief rundown from that report on the Canucks website:
Mumps is a virus that causes swollen and tender glands, particularly the salivary gland. It also causes flu-like symptoms such as fever and body aches. Mumps is spread through respiratory droplets of saliva and mucus from the nose, mouth and throat and can be present in a person for up to two weeks before symptoms arise.
As far as getting some emergency replacements, here’s what the Canucks can do about that:
Article 13.12m (ii) speaks about Emergency Recall. Since Canucks will have less than 18 healthy skaters, they can exercise this: pic.twitter.com/0za5oCsjAY— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) February 24, 2017
The Canucks will face San Jose and Detroit during the five-day quarantine period, so it will be interesting to see what they do in terms of getting some emergency replacements for the next week.