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Golden Knights' player Tomas Nosek removed from game after positive test result

Thursday night game still on schedule
Posted at 2:41 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 21:08:28-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Hockey League announced on Wednesday that the Vegas Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek was removed from Tuesday night’s game vs. Anaheim, in precise accordance with the terms of the league’s COVID protocol.

The league says he was removed immediately upon notification that one of the team's players had returned a positive test for COVID-19, saying Nosek was "immediately isolated from his teammates and close contact tracing was begun."

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Thursday night’s game in Las Vegas between the Golden Knights and Ducks remains scheduled to be played at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

Rapid PCR Point of Care tests will be administered to all players and staff on both teams in advance of that game (in addition to the daily lab-based PCR testing) and any decision regarding potential postponement will be made by the league’s, NHLPA’s and Clubs’ medical officials, following all COVID Protocols and local and federal regulations.

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The Vegas organization has followed and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of their players, staff, and community at large as set by the NHL, local, state, and national agencies.