The next two games of the Vegas Golden Knights against the Sharks on Monday and Wednesday will be postponed, the NHL announced on Friday. The league had also postponed the Vegas game against the Blues on Thursday night “because a player and another member of the Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff entered the NHL’s COVID logs “The award-winning free agent who signed Alex Pietrangelo was added to the Golden Knights COVID logs list on Thursday The NHL said four team members including three coaches will be isolated under protocol The Knights (5-1-1, 11 points) are currently leading the West Division by one point

Jesse Granger, Beatwriter for Golden Knights: The first news of potential problems with the COVID-19 protocol for the Golden Knights came on Tuesday when it became known that the entire coaching team would self-isolate out of caution, forcing general managers Kelly McCrimmon and members of the AHL coaching team to train the Golden Knights in the game on Tuesday night

It was later revealed that Pietrangelo had been included in the league’s COVID-19 protocol and that Thursday night’s game against St Louis Has Been Postponed Things have expanded further today when the league announced that Vegas has three coaches on the league’s COVID log alongside Pietrangelo and that the next two games against San Jose will also be postponed

Granger: To date, only Pietrangelo is on the list of the league that is unavailable due to the COVID protocol.We will continue to monitor this list throughout the weekend, but at least for now he appears to be the only player who could miss the time if games resume, according to the NHL, a player must have at least two negative tests or be 10 days away from any symptoms before returning to play

As for the coaches, we don’t know which three coaches are currently on record, but there is a chance we will see the AHL staff back behind the bench, oddly enough, the newly retired player Deryk Engelland will be in his tonight Exhibition game will act as the coach of the Henderson Silver Knights of the AHL, while the AHL staff act as potential replacements for the Golden Knights

Granger: As mentioned above, Pietrangelo will either have to wait for two positive tests or be symptom free for 10 days before returning to the ice There are several ways when these three postponed games could potentially be played so far, the NHL has eight this season Games postponed, and makeup dates were between Feb.17 and Feb.10 May

The Golden Knights and Blues both opened on Jan. A small hiatus in their schedules, so I could see that as a potential landing spot for this game on March 24th.The two Sharks games will likely be played in San Jose instead of Arizona – where the Sharks are currently playing home games March would make sense as a possible date, as both Vegas and San Jose have a break in their schedule there

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