LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Hockey League has announced Thursday's Vegas Golden Knights game has been postponed due to COVID-19.
The NHL reports that a player and another member of the Golden Knights coaching staff have entered the NHL's COVID protocols. Therefore, the team's game against the St. Louis Blues will be postponed.
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Knights’ defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was on today’s list of NHL players who will not be playing because of COVID protocol. It is unknown which member of the coaching staff was also entered.
The NHL is sharing the names of players who are “unavailable” to the club for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Such “COVID Protocol Related Absences” can be the result of a number of factors including, among others: (1) an initial positive test which remains unconfirmed until confirmatory testing is completed pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (2) mandated isolation for symptomatic individuals pursuant to the Positive Test Protocol; (3) required quarantine as a high-risk close contact in accordance with the Positive Test Protocol; (4) isolation based on a confirmed positive test result and/or; (5) quarantine for travel or other reasons as outlined in the COVID-19 Protocol.
No additional detail will be provided either by the League or the Club, including the precise reason the Player is unavailable or how long he might be out.
Thursday's game was scheduled to be played at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a start time at 6 p.m.
VGK's training facilities have been closed and will remain closed until further notice, according to the league.
The NHL said it is in the process of reviewing and revising the Golden Knights' regular-season schedule and will be making a decision on next week's games within 24-48 hours.