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NHL postpones two Vancouver Canucks games as league emphasizes cross-border travel


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.

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“Due 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, ”the 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

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  • 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.


Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s chief news officer and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or contactable by email at [email protected]




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