Sport Avalanche coach Jared Bednar could miss elimination game due to 'irregular' COVID-19 test?

10:50  11 june  2021
10:50  11 june  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

Avalanche coach Jared Bednar cleared for Game 6 vs. Vegas

  Avalanche coach Jared Bednar cleared for Game 6 vs. Vegas Colorado coach Jared Bednar has been cleared to work Game 6 following a COVID-19 scare that involved Bednar producing an irregular test result. He missed Thursday's morning skate, but it was hoped hours before the club's confirmation that he'd ultimately be behind the bench. No Avalanche players missed out on the skate because of COVID-19 concerns. According to Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the NHL's website, Bednar did not speak with reporters after learning of the update. However, defenseman Devon Toews said Thursday's practice was "pretty much business as usual" with other coaches leading the session.

The Colorado Avalanche have dropped three straight games to the Vegas Golden Knights in their second-round playoff series and received some surprising news ahead of Thursday's potential elimination matchup in Vegas.

a group of people in uniform: Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar © Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar

As Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the NHL's website noted, Colorado head coach Jared Bednar missed Thursday's morning skate due to what's being called an "irregularity" with his COVID-19 test result. As of early Thursday afternoon, Bednar's status for the must-win game was up in the air.

"We're thinking that he'll be back tonight, but if not we know what to do," forward Joonas Donskoi told reporters. "We've been talking about things that we have to get better at for a long time, and I think last game was a pretty good game from us, so we're just looking to build and get a win from tonight's game."

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According to Peter Baugh of The Athletic, no Colorado players missed the skate for coronavirus-related reasons.

Mike Chambers of the Denver Post tweeted goaltending coach Jussi Parkkila handled whistle duties on Thursday morning.

Game 7 between the Avalanche and Golden Knights would take place Saturday night in Colorado if the Avs can avoid elimination Thursday.

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