Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar will be behind the bench Thursday night in Las Vegas for Game 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights after missing morning skate due to "irregularity in his COVID test results."


The Avs trail the Golden Knights 3-2 in their second-round series and need a win Thursday to stay alive. 

In his fifth season behind the bench for the Avalanche in 2020-21, Bednar, 49, coached Colorado to a 39-13-4 record, good enough to capture the NHL's Presidents' Trophy.

The Avalanche advanced to the second-round last season where they fell to the Dallas Stars in seven games.