Jared Bednar was not at the T-Mobile Arena for the morning skate in Colorado Avalanche on Thursday due to irregularities with the results of the COVID-19 test of the coach, said a Colorado spokesman.
The evacuation of Avalanche faces the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of the second round of the Stanley Cup on Thursday (21:00 ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS). They lost three games in a row, but took a 2-0 lead in the third period of Game 5 before losing 3-2 in overtime.
“We think he’ll be back tonight, but if we don’t know what to do,” he said Jonas Donskoy said. “We’ve been talking about things we need to improve on a long time ago and I think the last game was a pretty good game for us, so we̵
Defender Devon Toews said other members of the coaching staff leading the practice.
“We have a pretty good routine in the days of playing with our skates, so there aren’t many workouts that need to continue there,” Toews said. “We somehow know our routine and what we do there, so it was almost business as usual.”
Toews said he did not know if Bednar was the only one missing. No one else was available for comment.
“I couldn’t tell you,” Tows said. “I have no idea. We came to the rink, we prepared for training. There’s nothing about it, guys, in that perspective. We get to the rink. We’re getting ready for the game tonight. If we have Jared, we have Jared, and if we don’t, we’ll. let’s prepare for that too. So, you know, we’re ready to go as a group. We’re ready and we’re excited about the challenge. “
Game 7 of the series, if necessary, will be at the Ball Arena on Saturday.