History is repeating itself for the Colorado Avalanche.
Colorado confirmed that its morning skate ahead of Wednesday's game at the St. Louis Blues was canceled due to the discovery of a positive COVID-19 result from Tuesday's testing. The person who recorded the positive result is in isolation, and nobody else associated with the team has thus far tested positive for the coronavirus.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there was no indication the matchup between Colorado and St. Louis would be postponed.
The Avalanche encountered a similar setback before last Friday's game at the Anaheim Ducks but nevertheless went on to earn a 2-0 victory. Defenseman Bowen Byram ultimately landed on the COVID-19 protocol list after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Peter Baugh of The Athletic added:
he #Avs had a positive COVID-19 test in their most recent round of testing, and coach Jared Bednar said on Altitude radio that players are feeling some fatigue after receiving vaccines this week. There won't be morning skate today.— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) April 14, 2021
Resharing this from when the Avs had a positive test last week... https://t.co/n2qUzqvO8r— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) April 14, 2021
Blues coach Craig Berube on the Avs positive test: “I’m preparing like (the game) is going to be played. That’s all we can do.”— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) April 14, 2021
Hockey fans will remember the Vancouver Canucks initially believed they had COVID-19 concerns under control but then went on pause and haven't played since March 24 due to an outbreak that included at least 25 individuals testing positive for the virus. The NHL is confident Vancouver can resume play on Friday evening.