NHL clears players ahead of Game 2 following COVID test discrepancies | St. Louis News Headlines – St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri 2021-05-19 17:15:00 –
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Bruce became clear after addressing the untimely COVID situation as the team prepared for the second game of the Stanley Cup playoff series with Colorado Avalanche.
Several reports from the Denver practice appeared on Bruce’s list the previous Wednesday, listing some notable absences. An hour later, Bruce and GM Doug Armstrong issued a statement predicting the squad could be capped in the team’s next game.
“We found inconsistencies in COVID results across multiple players,” the statement said. “We are in contact with the league and are working with them to conduct additional testing to resolve these inconsistencies. We look forward to more information in the late afternoon.
The NHL released a statement Wednesday that the reported test results may have been incorrect.
“The league will provide further updates as more details become available. Head coach Craig Belve and his players won’t be released to the media until the end of today’s game. “
On Wednesday afternoon, the NHL issued a statement that the reported test results may have been incorrect.
The @NHL Today we made the following statement regarding the test results of COVID-19. @StLouisBlues And @GoldenKnights .. https://t.co/YpTBl0x4ZS pic.twitter.com/uC0vgU6JnH
– NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 19, 2021
“As a result, all affected players are eligible to play in the team’s next game.”
Prior to the Wednesday afternoon statement, there were several reports that Jordan Binnington, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz were unable to skate on Wednesday morning.
I didn’t see Schwartz either. #stlblues https://t.co/xdOAWnT8HW
– Lou Korac (@ lkorac10) May 19, 2021
Bruce will join Game 2 on Wednesday, beating Avalanche 1-0 in the Best of Seven series.
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