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Vegas Golden Knights’ player, coach enter protocol, game vs. Blues postponed

Aug 6, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save on Vegas Golden Knights forward Paul Stastny (26) during the third period of the Western Conference qualifications at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden Knights’ home game against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday has been postponed after a player and another member of the Vegas coaching staff entered the NHL’s COVID protocols, the league announced.

“The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups after recent tests warranted more caution while the League continues to analyze test results in the coming days,” the league said in a statement.

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“The (Golden Knights’) training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed until further notice. The League is in the process of reviewing and revising the Golden Knights’ regular season schedule and it is expected that a decision on next week’s games will be made in the next 24-48 hours. The Golden Knights organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state and national agencies.”

Vegas sustained its first home loss of the season on Tuesday with a 5-4 shootout setback to St. Louis. General manager Kelly McCrimmon was behind the behind the bench for the Golden Knights after all of their coaches were placed in the COVID protocol.

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–Field Level Media