The NHL has announced that Vegas Golden Knight defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is on the league’s list of players unable to practice or play due to the League’s COVID-19 protocols.
Thursday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues was postponed just hours before the scheduled drop of the puck when it was revealed that “as a result of a player and another member of the Vegas Golden Knights coaching staff entering the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols” the game would be postponed.
Now we have learned that player is Alex Pietrangelo.
Currently, Pietrangelo is the only player on the League’s COVID-19 list from the Golden Knights. The league is looking at the VGK schedule and working on adjustments, expected to be announced in the next few days.
Pietrangelo is in his first season with the Golden Knights, coming over in free agency from the Blues this off-season. In seven games with the VGK this season, Pietrangelo has a goal and three assists to go with a plus-2 rating.
Vegas Hockey Now will keep you updated as this situation develops.