The Vancouver Canucks won’t play until Christmas.
The NHL announced on Sunday afternoon that a dozen games would be postponed during the holidays due to concerns about cross-border travel.
âDue to concerns over cross-border travel and given the fluid nature of federal travel restrictions, as of Monday, all games involving a Canada-based team versus a United States-based team from Monday, December 20 to start of the Dec. 23 vacation will be postponed and rescheduled, âthe league said in a statement.
For the Canucks, two games will be affected: Tuesday in San Jose against the Sharks, and Thursday when the Anaheim Ducks were due to visit.
The following other games are affected:
Monday, December 20
- Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Islanders
- Anaheim Ducks vs. Edmonton Oilers
Tuesday, December 21
- St. Louis Blues at the Ottawa Senators
Wednesday 22 December
- Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers
- Winnipeg Jets vs. Dallas Stars
- Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings
Thursday, December 21
- Saint-Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
- Carolina Hurricanes to the Ottawa Senators
- Montreal Canadiens vs. New Jersey Devils
- Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks
The league has said it expects the regular season to resume normally.