The Vancouver Canucks' season remains on pause as a growing COVID-19 outbreak that has overwhelmed the team has gone from bad to worse.
A source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday night that the more infectious Brazil variant of COVID-19 has been found among several of the cases affecting the Canucks, the first known cases of the new variant among NHL teams this year. That news was first reported by Canada's Postmedia.
The news came hours after the team added seven players to the league's COVID-19 protocol list, bringing the total number of players to 14. Sources told ESPN that two coaches were added to the list, bringing the total number of coaches in the protocol to three.
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