COVID concern: Avalanche coach Jared Bednar absent from Game 6 morning skate in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Avalanche might have to go into its potential elimination Game 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights without its head coach.

Jared Bednar was absent Thursday morning at T-Mobile Arena because of “irregularity in his COVID test results,” a team spokesman told The Post.

The team said an update would be forthcoming. Colorado went on with its usual morning skate without Bednar.

Vegas leads the best-of-seven, second-round playoff series 3-2 after winning three consecutive games.

#Avs say coach Jared Bednar is not here at T-Mobile Arena this morning. “Irregularity in his COVID test results”

— Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) June 10, 2021

“We’re thinking he will be back tonight, but if not we know what to do,” Avs winger Joonas Donskoi said. “We’ve been talking been about things that we have to be better at for a long time and I think last game was a pretty good game from us. So we’ll just look to build.”

“We’re excited about the opportunity to win in this building,” added Avs defenseman Devon Toews. “We were here for two games before and couldn’t get the job done. It’s a good opportunity for our group to show up. We feel like we’re trending in the right direction. We haven’t played our best, yet, either. So we’re ready for that.”

#Avs goaltending coach Jussi Parkkila handling whistle duties for Jared Bednar this morning ahead of Game 6 pic.twitter.com/xei2LjdQO0

— Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers)…

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