I would say the lay off benefits Van more simply for the fact they have 3-4 guys on the blueline hurting. They also have Manny coming back and he will have more time to get game ready. Also, Kelser was hurt in the last game as well. Easy advantage Van for the pure fact of rest and recovery. They also dont have to fly across county. This hasnt been brought up before. But a huge advantage would go to Van for this. Travel and time zones are hard on players. No team travels more than Van.
I ultimately dont think either will come into play