The NHL says the Vancouver Canucks will reopen team facilities Sunday and resume play Friday after a COVID-19 outbreak in which 21 players and four staff members tested positive for the virus.

The Canucks’ next game will be their first since March 24. They still have 19 players on the league’s COVID protocol list.

Vancouver General Manager Jim Benning said Friday he was optimistic his team would still be able to complete the shortened, 56-game season. With schedule changes, the Canucks will need to play six consecutive days and eight of nine to get to 56 games by May 16.

TRADES: The Colorado Avalanche acquired goaltender Devan Dubynk from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 draft.

Dubnyk, 34, gives NHL-leading Colorado some insurance in net behind starter Philipp Grubauer. Dubnyk has 26 games of playoff experience.

• The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team trade that also involves the Detroit Red Wings.

Tampa Bay gave up a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022 third-rounder to Columbus for Savard and sent a 2021 fourth-rounder to Detroit. The Blue Jackets retained half of Savard’s $4.25 million salary-cap hit, and the Red Wings picked up a quarter of the salary-cap hit to help the cap-strapped Lightning.

• The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres for a third-round draft pick.


STARS 4, PANTHERS 1: Rookie Jason Robertson scored twice for his first multigoal NHL game, and Jamie Benn got his third power-play goal in the last six games to lead Dallas to a win at home.

Joel L’Esperance and Robertson gave Dallas a 2-0 lead in the first two minutes. Anton Khudobin made 20 saves for the Stars, who won for the fourth time in their last six games.

Robertson’s 11 goals tie him for second place among NHL rookies. He has seven in the last 10 games.

Aleksander Barkov scored a power-play goal with 1.5 seconds to play in the second period for the Panthers.

JETS 5, CANADIENS 0: Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves for his second shutout of the season and Andrew Copp, Nikolaj Ehlers and Mathieu Perrault each had a goal and an assist in Winnipeg’s win at Montreal.

MAPLE LEAFS 6, SENATORS 5: Auston Matthews scored three times to increase his NHL-leading goals total to 31, Jack Campbell made 27 saves to set an NHL record for consecutive victories to start a season, and Toronto won at home.

Mitch Marner added a goal and three assists the Maple Leafs, who have won six straight to improve to 28-10-3. They are 5-2-1 against Ottawa this season.

Campbell broke the mark of 10 wins to start a season set by Montreal’s Carey Price in 2016-17.

RED WINGS 5, HURRICANES 4: Adam Erne scored in the seventh round of the shootout as Detroit won at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Valtteri Filppula and Erne had goals in regulation for Detroit. Larkin also scored in the shootout.

BLACKHAWKS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3: Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist, Kevin Lankinen stopped 23 shots and Chicago rallied from an early two-goal deficit at Columbus, Ohio.

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