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Avalanche star Mikko Rantanen added to NHL's COVID-19 list

Colorado's season was on pause until Wednesday before Rantanen was added Tuesday afternoon. He's the team's third player currently on the list.

DENVER — Colorado Avalanche star forward Mikko Rantanen was added to the NHL's COVID-19 list on Tuesday afternoon.

Rantanen is the third member of the Avs currently on the list, joining goalie Philipp Grubauer and forward Joonas Donskoi. 

The team's season was paused last week by the NHL until Wednesday, causing the postponement of three games, including Tuesday night in St. Louis. 

Colorado is practicing on Wednesday afternoon at Ball Arena, suggesting they will return to action Thursday night against the Blues. Rantanen has played in all 43 games this season and is second in the NHL with 26 goals. 

Rookie Bo Byram was previously on the list, but came off it earlier this week after a mandatory quarantine period was completed. 

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