Avalanche rookie Bo Byram was removed from COVID absenteeism list, no more teammates added – The Denver Post
Avalanche rookie defender Bo Byram was removed from the NHL’s COVID log on Monday and no more teammates have been added.
The club, which interrupted the game until at least Thursday, still has two members on the list and isolated – goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer and striker Joonas Donskoi.
The Avs closed on Friday after Donskoy became the third member of the team to test positive for COVID-19 since April 9 when Byram tested positive. Grubauer was added to the list on Wednesday.
Colorado postponed their games against the Los Angeles Kings at Ball Arena on Friday and Sunday and will also postpone Tuesday’s game in St. Louis. The Avs could potentially return to play the blues on Thursday.
Colorado (30-9-4) still has a league high of 64 points but is now tied to West Division rivals Vegas (31-11-2) who have won six games. The teams are expected to finish their regular season with eight games on April 26th and 28th in Las Vegas.
The Avs have 13 games left. The Golden Knights have dropped to 12.
Says Lindsay. NHL network analyst Bill Lindsay gave the Avs an “A” for taking over defenseman Patrik Nemeth, striker Carl Soderberg and substitute goalkeeper Devan Dubnyk at close of trading. Lindsay also called Colorado “a rocket ship” and “the best team in the league”.
“The grades, the trades, it wasn’t difficult,” said Lindsay on Sunday evening on the air. “Basically, you only needed the backup goalkeeper and an additional piece of the puzzle, like a veteran in Soderberg, because they are so deep in every position and then they only get a little deeper. And Dubnyk is an experienced goalkeeper and for me they can win a Stanley Cup with an average goalkeeper. You are so good. ”
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– NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) April 19, 2021