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Report: League postpones next two Canucks games, players “expecting” to play Sunday

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A small victory amongst the atrocities set forth by the league.

NHL: MAR 13 Oilers at Canucks
Edmonton Oilers center Devin Shore (14) and Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) battle for position during their NHL game at Rogers Arena on March 13, 2021 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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UPDATE: Multiple reports are suggesting that the Canucks game against the Leafs on Saturday will also be postponed. The reports suggest that the Canucks will play the Leafs on Sunday and Monday instead.

The original article is below.

It looks like J.T. Miller’s comments have brought forth some action by the NHL.

According to multiple reports from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and TSN’s Jason Gregor, the Vancouver Canucks game against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night has been postponed.

This is a small victory for the Canucks after the league asked them to do the impossible and play 19 games in 31 days after suffering the worst COVID-19 outbreak in North American sports.

Miller came out on Wednesday and talked about the ridiculousness of what the league is asking the Canucks to do.

Miller, who was one of the few Canucks to not test positive for COVID-19, stated that he doesn’t feel ready to play.

If he’s not ready to play, how about the Canucks players who were actually hit hard by the virus?

According to Miller and Tanner Pearson’s interviews from earlier this week, the COVID outbreak affected not only the players, but family members as well.

We’ll keep you updated on whether the Canucks next game against the Toronto Maple Leafs — scheduled for 4:00 pm Pacific Time — will take place.

In the meantime, Kyle Bhawan and I talked the brutality of Bill Daly’s comments and Francesco Aquilini’s silence on the latest episode of Sippin’ On A 40.

You can also read about some of our other writers’ thoughts on the situation below.