VANCOUVER — The Toronto Maple Leafs are heading home after the remaining two games on their road trip were postponed amid a rise in COVID-19 cases across the NHL.
On Friday, Maple Leafs forwards John Tavares, Alexander Kerfoot, Jason Spezza and Wayne Simmonds all entered COVID-19 protocol.
The Vancouver Canucks, who the Leafs were scheduled to play against on Saturday, added defenseman Tyler Myers to the COVID-19 list. Myers was the sixth player to be added to list.
The Maple Leafs were also scheduled to wrap up their four-game road trip out west against the Seattle Kraken on Sunday. That game has also been postponed.
The Leafs were also scheduled to take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday but that game was postponed earlier in the week.
The decision to postpone the upcoming games was made by the NHL’s, the NHLPA’s and the Clubs’ medical groups.
“The League is in the process of reviewing and revising its regular season schedule,” the NHL said in statement.
News of Leafs/Canucks postponement was first reported by John Shannon. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first reported that the Leafs game against the Kraken was also postponed.
The Leafs’ next game on the schedule is slated for Dec. 23 when they host the St. Louis Blues.