The Vancouver Canucks canceled practices and workouts Sunday out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure of COVID-19, the team announced.

The Canucks became the first Canadian-based team and fourth NHL club in three days to alter practice sessions due to coronavirus concerns. The Canucks, who are scheduled to open their season against the host Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, said further updates about Monday's practice would be announced later on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins canceled their training camp practice and scrimmage on Saturday due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Dallas Stars canceled practice on Friday after six players and two staff members recently tested positive for COVID-19. The Stars ultimately had their first two games of the season against the Florida Panthers postponed.

The Stars' training facilities will remain closed for several days while further daily testing and contact tracing is conducted.

The Columbus Blue Jackets had several players miss practice on Friday "out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with NHL COVID-19 protocols."

--Field Level Media

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