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Ben Kuzma: Canucks’ Virtanen stresses COVID-19 concerns trump return to ice (SPH)

There was more bite and fight in Jake Virtanen's game this season. (Photo credit: National Post)

‘The NHL obviously wants to hand out the Stanley Cup and we all love hockey and want to be playing, but at the same, this (COVID-19) is more important. It’s complicated and we have to be smart about it’ — Jake Virtanen, Vancouver Canucks

The only statistics that matter to Jake Virtanen right now have nothing to do with goals and assists.

With residences in Vancouver and Abbotsford, he’s all in on the outdoors, but COVID-19 has been an eye-opener. His family is healthy, but a friend had to overcome the virus while another puts in endless hours working at St. Paul’s Hospital.

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