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Winnipeg Jets cancel Saturday practice over potential COVID-19 exposure

Winnipeg Jets' Paul Stastny (25) defends against Nate Thompson (11) during their NHL training camp scrimmage in Winnipeg, Monday, January 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

The Winnipeg Jets have cancelled Saturday’s practice, citing concerns over potential exposure to COVID-19.

In a brief morning media release, the Jets say “the decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to potential exposure to COVID-19. There is no further information at this time.”

In the latest COVID-19 testing results from the NHL released prior to Wednesday’s season-opening games, the league said 27 players — 17 on the Dallas Stars alone — had tested positive during training camp after more than 12,000 tests were taken.

Read more: NHL reports 27 players have tested positive for novel coronavirus

Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers was a game-time decision for Thursday’s season-opening win over the Calgary Flames due to the league’s COVID-19 protocols, but ended up playing in the contest.

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The Jets aren’t scheduled to play again until Monday night when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.

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