Colorado Avalanche basic supervisor Joe Sakic introduced Tuesday that star middle Nathan MacKinnon examined constructive for COVID-19. MacKinnon is asymptomatic and can miss the crew’s regular-season opener towards the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.
MacKinnon’s standing for Saturday’s recreation towards the St. Louis Blues hasn’t been determined but. Earlier on Tuesday, the crew had introduced that MacKinnon was being held off form as a result of a COVID-19 protocol-related challenge.
MacKinnon is coming off a season wherein he registered 65 factors (20 objectives and 45 assists) in 48 regular-season video games. His 65 factors have been good for eighth within the league and MacKinnon additionally chipped in 15 factors (eight objectives and 7 assists) throughout Colorado’s postseason run.
In eight NHL seasons, MacKinnon has gathered 560 factors (210 objectives and 350 assists) and has recorded not less than 93 factors in every of the previous three full NHL seasons. The four-time All-Star has gained the Calder Trophy (2014) and the Girl Byng Trophy (2020) and completed within the high three of MVP voting for the Hart Trophy the previous two seasons.
The Avalanche tied the Vegas Golden Knights with a league-best 82 factors final season and have been eradicated by Vegas within the second spherical of the Stanley Cup playoffs in six video games.
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