Jared Bednar was not at T-Mobile Arena for Colorado Avalanche morning practice Thursday due to an irregularity with the coach’s COVID-19 test results, a spokesperson for the Colorado.
“We think he will be back tonight, but otherwise we know what to do,” said the forward. Joonas Donskoï mentionned. “We’ve been talking about things that we need to improve on for a long time, and I think the last game was a pretty good game for us, so we’re just looking to build and win tonight’s game. “
Defender Devon Toews said other coaching staff led the practice.
“We have a pretty good game day routine with our skates so there’s not a lot of practice to do there,” Toews said. “We kind of know our routine and what we’re doing there, so it was pretty much business as usual. “
Toews said he didn’t know if Bednar was the only one missing. No one else was available to comment.
“I couldn’t tell you,” Toews said. ” I’ve no idea. We came to the rink, we got ready for practice. There’s nothing to say, guys, from that point of view. We come to the ice rink. We are getting ready for tonight’s game. If we have Jared, we have Jared, and if we don’t, we will prepare for it as well. So, you know, we’re ready to go as a group. We are ready and we are delighted to take up the challenge. “
Game 7 of the series, if necessary, would be at Ball Arena on Saturday.