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Canucks place Luke Schenn, Juho Lammikko on COVID-19 protocol, Both test Positive

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On 12/16/2021 at 6:15 PM, AC30 said:

Ya thought so - just from personal observation - no exhaled co2 re-enters the body while wearing a mask 

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I use a cpap machine. And let me tell you that was the freakiest thing breathing only through the nose, mouth closed. I thought...don't I exhale? But I'm like well I'm not choking.

Must be working. So a mask is only annoying when I wear my glasses instead of contacts. 

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If the league can see fit to postpone the Habs/Bruins game because of 6 Bruins being on protocol, with the number of Make Believes and Canucks players on protocol, they should cancel tonight's game as well.  In fact, the league should do a circuit breaker and just shut things down until after the holidays.

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47 minutes ago, coryberg said:

Not a bad trade.



It is a Nationally broadcast hockey night in Canada game so they probably won’t cancel it, but they should.


We are going to be playing more than on AHLer 29+ minutes on D.


edit… just cancelled 






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1 hour ago, 6of1_halfdozenofother said:

If the league can see fit to postpone the Habs/Bruins game because of 6 Bruins being on protocol, with the number of Make Believes and Canucks players on protocol, they should cancel tonight's game as well.  In fact, the league should do a circuit breaker and just shut things down until after the holidays.

Yep, just call it until New Years and announce games will be made up during the Olympic break they aren’t going to participate in.

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13 minutes ago, VancouveriteinSanDiego2 said:

Any updates on poolman if he tested negative for third day? Should be out of quarantine


And who else is  asymptomatic? Wanna start the three day negative test.count down

Honestly, I just want the players healthy. The last thing the Canucks need right now is another player with long haul symptoms.

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Nice to hear Schenn directly in his experience. 


Like him before and I like him even more now. 




Canucks: Luke Schenn buoyed by quick return from COVID-19 protocol list


Author of the article:Ben Kuzma

Publishing date:Dec 20, 2021 • 3 hours ago • 4 minute read •


Luke Schenn was doubled over in exhaustion following a practice drill Monday at Rogers Arena.


It was a visual reminder of the effect that even mild COVID-19 symptoms can have on a professional athlete returning from quarantine — even though the Vancouver Canucks defenceman wasn’t under significant physical duress during his absence.


“I was sick for maybe three or four days and with general flu or cold symptoms that you would have in the winter with some body aches and a sore throat,” said Schenn. “Other than that, I recovered fairly quickly and being off the ice for just over a week was the challenging part, but luckily we’ve got a pause here and (I can) work through it.


“You have to be a little bit cautious working your way back, like any illness or sickness with your immune system. You don’t want to push it too hard the first couple of days. I was able to do some (physical) stuff at home when I was isolating and thought I would be playing a couple of games before Christmas, so I was a pushing it.


“I have a Peloton at home, so I was just getting moving a bit the last few days, but the first practice was tough to jump into with five defencemen and a few in protocol. The first 20 or 30 minutes was a grind and I felt better as I went. I wasn’t stressed.”


Schenn tested positive on Dec. 12 for the aggressive and highly-transmissible Omicron virus variant and admitted he could have possibly been infected or contagious before that day.


At the time he was placed on the National Hockey League’s protocol list, the club was testing every three days. He had a negative test on Dec. 9 and then the positive result three days later.


Schenn was able to return ahead of the league mandated 10-day quarantine period by returning consecutive negative tests because he remained asymptomatic. Juho Lammikko, Tucker Poolman, Brad Hunt, Tyler Motte and Tyler Myers remain in protocol, which reduced Monday’s practice to four lines and five blueliners.  


Not that it made it easier. Schenn was paired with Quinn Hughes and keeping pace with the fleet-footed and laser-like passing partner tested the veteran.


“It takes a while for your lungs and your legs and your hands to get back into it,” added Schenn. “Timing wise, it’s going to work out here with a few extra (practice) days that we didn’t anticipate.”


Schenn had never previously tested positive for COVID-19, even though he played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and in a state that was a hot-spot when the first wave of the virus struck in March, 2020 and put the NHL on pause.


“I was able to avoid it in Florida when everyone had it while we were down there and got it here and was kind of laughing at that with my wife,” said Schenn.


“The majority are vaccinated here. I feel like everybody is looking at it (COVID-19) differently because there’s more information. When it first happened, there were no studies or kind of knowing how to treat it. And there were no vaccines available, or knowing how severe it could be with different underlying health conditions or age.


“There’s a lot of science and research now and a lot of smart people out there and you are able to look at it somewhat differently. We trust them.”


Schenn has witnessed enough to understand that the Canucks, who endured a massive COVID-19 outbreak March 31 in which many of 22 unvaccinated players suffered severe physical and mental disorders, appear to have a leg up on minimizing the effect of the latest virus wave.


While Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Columbus have completely shut down operations until after the Christmas break, the Canucks are on a cautious pause and can still work out and practise.


“I can speak to how things were handled the last 1 1/2 years in Tampa,” said Schenn. “It was first class and everybody put the health of players and family first and this organization has done a great job as well. Sometimes, you have an outbreak and sometimes it’s really uncontrollable, no matter what the procedures or precautions are — it just happens.


“We’ve implemented more (daily) testing and masks and being apart from each other. And the restrictions are stronger in the past week.”


Schenn knows regaining momentum from a 6-0-0 start under new head coach Bruce Boudreau could be difficult.


The Canucks are scheduled to host the expansion Seattle Kraken on Dec. 27, if there isn’t a significant growth in COVID-19 cases, and the silver lining to being sidelined from games now might make the club even more cohesive when it returns.


“That’s the goal,” said Schenn. “Guys have been playing well and probably with a bit of adrenalin and excitement and now we have a bit of time to hit the pause button and work on some things.


“If you approach practice the right way and don’t just come here punching the clock and putting in time, and actually try to get better by working on new systems, it’s a positive.


“We’re not here to go through the motions. We’re here to work and become a stronger team.”



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