Golden Knights-Blues game Thursday postponed due to coronavirus

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The game between the Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday has been postponed.

The NHL said one player and an additional member of the Golden Knights coaching staff entered NHL COVID-19 protocol Thursday.

The Golden Knights were without their coaching staff for a 5-4 shootout loss to the Blues on Tuesday due to protocols related to COVID-19. The usual Vegas staff is coach Peter DeBoer; assistants Ryan Craig, Ryan McGill and Steve Spott; goaltending coach Mike Rosati; and video coach Tommy Cruz.

Vegas general manager Kelly McCrimmon coached that game, assisted by the staff of Henderson of the American Hockey League.

The League said the decision to postpone the game was made by NHL’s, NHLPA’s and Golden Knights’ medical groups after recent tests warranted more caution while the NHL continues to analyze test results in the coming days.

The NHL said the Golden Knights training facilities have been closed, effective immediately, and will remain closed until further notice.

The rescheduled date for the game will be announced at a later time.

The Blues (4-2-1) are next scheduled to play at the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. The Golden Knights (5-1-1) are scheduled to play at the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

Seven games have been postponed since the NHL season began and nine games this season.

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