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League halts Avs games over COVID concern

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Posted at 10:54 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 00:56:02-05

NEW YORK — The National Hockey League announced Thursday that all Colorado Avalanche games will be postponed through at least through February 11 as a result of its players entering the league's COVID protocols. The decision was made after discussion between league executives, the NHL Players Association, team medical staff, and the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE.)

The CDPHE determined more caution was warranted while the parties analyze test results in the coming days. Earlier in the day, the league announced that five players from Minnesota Wild had entered COVID protocols. The two teams played Tuesday evening in Denver.

Colorado's training facilities will remain closed until further notice. The Avalanche have and will continue to follow recommended guidelines to protect players, staff, and the community. Decisions about rescheduling the missed games will be announced in the coming days.