Vancouver Canucks Lose Forward

The Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Conor Garland in COVID-19 protocol. 

This is horrible timing for the Canucks, as they are currently on a three-game losing streak and trying to get back into playoff contention. At this juncture, they have a 16-18-3 record, so losing one of their best players isn't going to help their chances at all. 

The Canucks acquired Garland during the summer from the Arizona Coyotes. Immediately after, they signed him to a five-year, $24.75 million deal. So far, the 25-year-old has been an excellent fit, to say the least. In 37 games, he has 10 goals, 14 assists, and a plus-7 rating. With that, he's third on the team in scoring. 

Here's to hoping Garland can return after a minimum of five days. The Canucks have themselves a tough schedule ahead, as they are set to play the Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers, and then St. Louis Blues over their next four contests. Needless to say, the faster Garland can return, the better.

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