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Former Wheat Kings owner isolating with COVID-19 - Sportsnet

By: Q Country/Star FM Sports
Posted: June 21, 2021 04:50

Current Vegas GM Kelly McCrimmon tested positive Sunday night

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Sportsnet is reporting Vegas Golden Knights general manager, and former Brandon Wheat Kings owner Kelly McCrimmon was placed in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Golden Knights provided no other updates except to say Sunday that McCrimmon is following NHL and local health protocols.

The test result was revealed hours before the Golden Knights play the Canadiens in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff semifinals at Montreal. The Canadiens lead the series 2-1.

The 60-year-old McCrimmon traveled with the team to Montreal, and became the second person involved in the series to test positive. Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme is self-isolating and will miss his second game since testing positive on Friday.

The Golden Knights are the first U.S.-based team to travel to Canada this season after the NHL received an exemption from national and provincial health officials two weeks ago. With teams previously barred from cross-border travel, the NHL was limited to inter-division play through the second round of the playoffs, and created a North Division made up of the league’s seven Canadian-based franchises.


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