DENVER (CBS4/AP) – The Colorado Avalanche was dealt another blow before the team’s season opener on Wednesday. Nathan MacKinnon was ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19.
The organization says he is asymptomatic.
Nathan MacKinnon (COVID protocol related absence) will not practice today.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) October 12, 2021
Last week, Head Coach Jared Bednar tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be at the game on Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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