Report: Brazil variant identified in Canucks' COVID-19 outbreak
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The Vancouver Canucks' COVID-19 outbreak might be worse than initially feared.

"There are additional cases identified Friday evening, and perhaps what's more scary to most of us throughout society is that the Brazil variant has been identified in some of the cases that have infected members of the Vancouver Canucks," TSN's Darren Dreger said on SportsCentre.

"Now, I'm told that there are cases here in Vancouver with the Canucks where the individuals are very ill. It's something that we're going to have to continue to monitor."

There were seven Canucks players on the NHL's COVID-19 list as of Friday: Quinn Hughes, Braden Holtby, Alex Edler, Adam Gaudette, Travis Hamonic, Zack MacEwen, and Antoine Roussel. The list is updated daily at 5 p.m. ET.

The Canucks haven't played since March 24 against the Winnipeg Jets. Their games have been postponed through at least April 6.

Report: Brazil variant identified in Canucks' COVID-19 outbreak
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