The number of positive COVID-19 tests among the Colorado Avalanche steadily grew over eight days. On Friday, hours before the Avalanche were set to host the Los Angeles Kings at Ball Arena, the NHL announced three games would be postponed.
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The Avalanche’s third positive COVID-19 test in eight days led to the cancellation of another morning skate, the team announced Friday morning ahead of a home game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Between vaccination reactions, a canceled morning skate and their would-be starting goaltender testing positive for COVID-19, the prep for the Avalanche’s game Wednesday in St. Louis was suboptimal.
Colorado Avalanche starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer was added to the COVID Protocol-Related Absences list Wednesday. Coach Jared Bednar said Grubauer’s timeline is the usual one — do health testing after 10 days and return to the building on the 14th day.
There's little need to worry about a clash of personalities after the Colorado Avalanche gathered some final pieces before a playoff push.
The Colorado Avalanche are sitting at the top of the NHL, having worked their way past the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Sunday.
Devan Dubnyk went from West Division agitator to Philipp Grubauer’s backup after the Colorado Avalanche dealt for the veteran goaltender Saturday.
A positive COVID-19 test led to the cancellation of the Colorado Avalanche’s morning skate Friday. The team is scheduled to play the Ducks in Anaheim at 8 p.m. Friday.
With 6.6 seconds left in regulation in Minnesota, there was just time for a faceoff before the final horn, followed by a shoving match. Avalanche top line trio Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog were in the thick of it. Minnesota goaltender Cam Talbot skated over to the boards and got involved, grabbing at Colorado’s Devon Toews.
After making the internet rounds the past two days for a helmet throw that triggered a $5,000 league fine, Nathan MacKinnon let his finesse dominate the conversation. He scored twice and backup goaltender Jonas Johansson propped up a one-goal lead for his first win in a Colorado sweater, 3-2 over the St. Louis Blues.