Canucks vs Flames Game Postponed March 31st: Thatcher Demko And A Busy Day
The Canucks vs Flames game postponed due to NHL Covid Protocol on Wednesday afternoon. Canucks fans were awaiting the return of games as the team was coming off their week bye. After a positive test on Adam Gaudette that saw him pulled from practice Tuesday. The league has announced that 2 players a member of the coaching staff had tested positive for Covid-19.
Elliotte Freidman reported the news for Sportsnet shortly at 6:00 pm PST. It is unclear the other player or the member of the coaching staff that has received a positive result but I and Sports Talk Line wish them all the best in a speedy and safe recovery.
Canucks vs Flames Game Postponed: What's Next?
Vancouver and Calgary were scheduled for Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm from Rogers Arena in British Columbia. BC saw Covid numbers rise above 1000 new cases a day for the first time since the pandemic and new restrictions put in place on the 29th of March. It is unclear when the Canucks will play their next game or make up the game against the Flames. With the North Division already causing the league to extend the regular season for 2 extra days due to the situation with the Montreal Canadiens. It will be scramble mode to try and get things done by May 11th.
The Vancouver Canucks are supposed to head out on a 7 game road trip starting on Saturday, April 3rd against the Edmonton Oilers. They play head further east for a back-to-back against the Winnipeg Jets Sunday and Tuesday. They finish back with two against the Flames and Oilers. The trip ends on the 14th of April so hopefully, Vancouver could finish the last 4 games in Alberta. Only time will tell as we await more information to come out from the NHL and team.
Canucks Re-Sign Thatcher Demko 5 Years $25 Million Earlier In The Day
It wasn't all bad news as the Canucks vs Flames game postponed. Vancouver earlier in the afternoon was able to negotiate a contract extension with Thatcher Demko. Reported at 5 years and 25 million with an average annual value of 5 million a year. Fans were still waiting for an official word from the team before owner Francesco Aqualini came out with one of his perfectly timed tweets touching on the contract.
This locks up the Canucks goalie who has boasted a .917 save percentage and 2.77 goals-against average in his modest 12-12-1 record. It was clear that Demko was taking strides from his "bubble Demko" form where he almost sent the Canucks to the Western Conference Finals. With the starting goalie locked up until 2026 the only question that remains for the Canucks goaltending will be if the team can re-sign goaltending coach Ian Clark. Oh and figure out what to do with Braden Holtby if the Seattle Kraken don't pick him up in the expansion draft.
Sports Talk Lines Vancouver Canucks Coverage
The Canucks vs Flames game postponed but they won't be done for the season. Sports Talk Line will have you covered to keep you updated when things will get back in action. Make sure to follow the Sports Talk Line website for the latest news and follow me on Twitter @JoshuaGriffith0 for updates about your Vancouver Canucks.
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