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Sports Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar held from morning skate with COVID testing 'irregularity'

22:35  10 june  2021
22:35  10 june  2021 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

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The Colorado Avalanche are trying to fight off elimination at the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday evening, but they may have to do it without their head coach. Jared Bednar is absent from the morning skate thanks to “irregularity in his COVID-19 test results” the team tells Peter Baugh of The Athletic.

a man holding a baseball bat: Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar (top) looks on during the third period against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the second round. © Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar (top) looks on during the third period against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of the second round.

In terms of players, everyone that took part in the last game is at the morning skate, save for J.T. Compher, who had missed previous practices are he nurses an injury. Hopefully, that means that none of the roster has been affected by the testing and there will be no one held out of tonight’s game. If Bednar’s irregularity is not resolved, the team could potentially reach out to someone like Greg Cronin, head coach of the Colorado Eagles to help assistants Ray Bennett and Nolan Pratt.

NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for June 2, 2021

  NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for June 2, 2021 Players in the protocol are: Colorado's Jayson Megna and Vegas' Brayden McNabb.Colorado – Jayson Megna

This is certainly not an ideal situation for the Avalanche, who have lost three games in a row after going up 2-0 in the series against the Golden Knights. Mark Stone was the overtime hero on Tuesday night, scoring the winner and also helping shut down the Nathan MacKinnon line. After scoring 13 points in the first six games of the playoffs, MacKinnon has been held pointless in each of the last three.

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