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Grubauer off Covid list



Philipp Grubauer

The list of Avalanche players on the NHL’s Covid list has been reduced from three to two. Philipp Grubauer is no longer on it.

Grubauer, who has been at home in Denver for the past week, was listed as having tested positive early last week. It remains unclear when Grubauer will rejoin the team, but he’d need at least a couple of practices before getting back into game action probably.

Joonas Donskoi and Mikko Rantanen remain on the Covid list. Donskoi tested positive, but Rantanen was only exposed through contact tracing and did not test positive.

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I don’t know all the ins-and-outs, but it seems silly for Rants to stay on the list if he doesn’t test positive. New strategy for winning… send someone (cough, that might test positive) to hang out where, say… the Vegas Knights hang out the week before a playoff series, and let the contact tracing chips fall where they may…


Dater – can we expect to see Grub play the 3rd game v STL and Vegas?

Matt Briggle

My understanding of the rules is that you come off the list after 10 days given the requisite number of negative tests. At that time you have to then pass some cardiac testing and then you’re allowed to work out by yourself for the next 4 days (and more tests). Once you clear that period then you are allowed back with the team. So by my math (which isn’t very good) that would make him eligible to join the team next Tuesday (stop and pick him up on the way to Vegas? or maybe have him go up to Loveland… Read more »

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