Nathan MacKinnon, for the first time in a few days, tested negative for Covid-19 today and is now on his way to Washington, D.C., to meet up with his teammates, Colorado Hockey Now has learned.
If MacKinnon tests negative again tomorrow morning, it’s possible he could play against the Washington Capitals. While he hasn’t practiced with the team in nearly a week, Nathan MacKinnon is said to be feeling fine and presumably is in good shape still. I do not know if he has skated on his own in the past week, however.
This is obviously very good news for the Colorado Avalanche. I don’t know a THING about Covid stuff, but I would guess, anyway, that the odds are good of testing negative a day after doing so. MacKinnon was fully vaccinated before testing positive for the virus last week.
The Avs will still be without captain Gabe Landeskog for the game, as he serves the second of a two-game suspension. Jack Johnson also tested positive for Covid over the weekend, but tested negative Sunday and today, so he flew with the team and is expected to play against the Caps.
MacKinnon did not fly with the team. I don’t know whether MacKinnon flew commercial or is flying via private jet. All I can say, with full assurance, is that he’s on his way to D.C.