The Colorado Avalanche was finally able to retake the ice on Wednesday afternoon after players, coaches and staff were quarantined for five days due to COVID-19.

This was the second time this season that the Avs had to have their campaign paused, as Joonas Donskoi entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Friday. Donskoi was the third Avs player to enter protocol in a week's time, joining Philipp Grubauer and Bowen Byram, the latter of whom is now out of protocol and working on getting back on the ice.

Prior to the pause, the Avalanche had won four games in a row and was 17-1-2 in its previous 20 outings, the best 20-game stretch in franchise history.