The NHL has been forced to shut down another team for at least the next few days. After the Colorado Avalanche canceled morning skate Friday following another positive COVID-19 test result, the league has postponed their games through April 20. That means Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings and Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues will have to be rescheduled further down the line.
The hope is that the Avalanche can reopen their practice and training facilities on Wednesday, April 21, and return to action on the following night.
Bowen Byram was joined by Philipp Grubauer on the COVID protocol-related absences list earlier this week, though the team continued with its scheduled games. Friday it was announced that another positive test result had come back from Thursday’s testing, though it is not clear which player will be in the protocol when the list is revealed in a few hours.