Well, here we go again. Just when you thought stuff involving Covid-19 and the Colorado Avalanche was in the rearview mirror, the virus has had other ideas. There is no game tonight against the Los Angeles Kings, no game against the Kings on Sunday and no game between the Avs and St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. All Avalanche games through April 20 have been postponed because of Covid, as a third Avs player received a positive test.
UPDATE: The player is Joonas Donskoi.
Here is from the official Avs release:
The National Hockey League announced today that, as a result of a third Colorado Avalanche Player entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols earlier today, the team’s games tonight and Sunday vs. Los Angeles as well as April 20 against St. Louis will be postponed. Pending test results in the coming days, it is expected that the Avalanche will be able to re-open their facilities for practice on Wednesday, April 21, with a return to game action on April 22 vs. St. Louis. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups.
The Avalanche organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies.
I don’t really know what to say about this, other than it kind of sucks. I mean, yeah, the Avs could use some rest as a team no doubt. But this isn’t really the way you want it to happen – having Avalanche games postponed.
We’ll know the identity of the latest Avs player to test positive later this afternoon.