Philipp Grubauer, Mikko Rantanen and Joonas Donskoi could each return to the Colorado Avalanche lineup when they host the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

Each had been in NHL COVID-19 protocol but has been removed. None are expected to play when Avalanche visit the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday (9:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

"I think all three of those guys are a possibility for Friday, which would be great," Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said Tuesday.

Grubauer, a goalie, and Donskoi, a forward, each missed four games after testing positive. Rantanen missed three games because of contact tracing.

Grubauer was placed in protocol April 14 and was expected to be out at least two weeks. He was removed from protocol Friday and returned to skating Tuesday.