The Vancouver Canucks are getting healthy in larger numbers.
Nine players were removed from the NHL COVID-19 list today, after Quinn Hughes and Jay Beagle came off it yesterday.
Bo Horvat, Thatcher Demko, Braden Holtby, Tyler Myers, Brandon Sutter, Antoine Roussel, Tyler Motte, Marc Michaelis, and Travis Boyd are no longer in COVID-19 protocol.
That leaves seven players on the COVID-19 list: Alex Edler, Nate Schmidt, Jake Virtanen, Nils Hoglander, Zack MacEwen, Jayce Hawryluk, and Jalen Chatfield.
Players have returned to the ice at Rogers Arena for individual practice sessions, with the first full team practice set for tomorrow. With the Canucks still scheduled to play Friday night, the team will surely be woefully out of shape as they begin a gruelling stretch of 19 games in 31 nights to finish the season.
That’s a fact that’s not lost on J.T. Miller, who sounded off this afternoon, saying, “I don’t really feel ready at all, if I’m being completely honest.”
And he was one of the lucky ones that didn’t test positive.