Jets cancel practice as COVID-19 precaution
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The Winnipeg Jets became the latest NHL team to cancel practice due to potential COVID-19 exposure, calling off Saturday's session "out of an abundance of caution."

On Wednesday, Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers was one of 22 players the NHL cited as being unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols. However, he was ultimately cleared and played Thursday night.

The Vancouver Canucks canceled practice and workouts last Sunday due to the same concerns before resuming team activities the next day.

Last week, six Dallas Stars players and two staff members tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the postponement of multiple games. The NHL later revealed 17 Stars players had tested positive in training camp along with members of eight other clubs, though most of Dallas' players were asymptomatic.

The Stars' season opener was eventually postponed until Jan. 22.

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