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Avalanche's Bednar cleared to coach Game 6 after COVID scare

A team source said Bednar was not at the rink for morning skate "due to an irregularity in his COVID-19 test," but is now okay to coach.

LAS VEGAS — The Colorado Avalanche will have head coach Jared Bednar behind the bench for Game 6 tonight against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, a team source told 9NEWS sports reporter Arielle Orsuto. 

Bednar missed morning skate in Vegas "due to an irregularity in his COVID-19 test." 

More immediate information was unknown, but whatever went wrong in Bednar's first COVID test was cleared up more than four hours before puck drop. 

The Avalanche trail the Knights 3-2 in the best of seven series after going up 2-0 in the first two games at Ball Arena. Game 5 was an OT heartbreaker and a 3-2 loss after the Avalanche had a 2-0 lead early in the third period. 

A loss in Game 6 would end their season, while a win would force Game 7 on Saturday night at Ball Arena. 

>>Video above: Arielle Orsuto on the Las Vegas strip before Game 6 between the Avalanche and Knights 

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