The Vancouver Canucks placed two more players on the NHL's COVID-19-related absences list Sunday, bringing the team's total to 16.
In addition, two members of the club's taxi squad and three coaches are also affected, increasing the club's overall total to 21, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
Jalen Chatfield and Marc Michaelis joined Travis Boyd, Thatcher Demko, Jayce Hawryluk, Bo Horvat, Tyler Motte, Tyler Myers, Brandon Sutter, Alex Edler, Adam Gaudette, Travis Hamonic, Braden Holtby, Quinn Hughes, Zack MacEwen, and Antoine Roussel on the list.
The Brazil variant has reportedly affected some members of the team. Symptoms have reportedly included vomiting, cramping, and dehydration. Family members of the players and coaches have contracted the virus, too.
A total of 14 Canucks players appeared on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list Saturday, doubling from seven Friday. The list is updated daily at 5 p.m. ET. The NHL is reportedly assuming the entire team will test positive.
General manager Jim Benning issued the following statement Sunday afternoon.
On Thursday, the league postponed Vancouver's games through April 6. However, the team's shutdown will now reportedly extend beyond that date.