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Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings cancel morning skate after positive COVID-19 test

Aug 13, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; General view of NHL logo in the stands during the warmup period between the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames in game two of the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche canceled their morning skate as a precaution because one person within the organization tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Friday.

Per the Avalanche, the unidentified person is in isolation and all other staff and players have tested negative.

Goaltender Philipp Grubauer was placed in the NHL COVID-19 protocol Wednesday and will be sidelined at least two weeks, coach Jared Bednar said. Rookie defenseman Bowen Byram, 19, has been on the NHL protocol list since last Friday.

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Colorado is scheduled to host the Los Angeles Kings on Friday in Denver. The Kings also canceled their morning skate “out of an abundance of caution,” but they announced over social media that they are “preparing to play the game” on Friday night.

–Field Level Media

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