“Because those reported results emanated from the same laboratory, and due to other peculiarities and similarities as among the test results themselves, an investigation was initiated into the possibility that the initial test results reported may have been in error. “
In another unusual move at the end of morning skate, Berube called the group closely together on the side of the ice — along the wall at center ice opposite the benches — to address the team. He never does that.
Against the Avalanche, Schwartz and Tarasenko were on a line centered by Tyler Bozak.
Scandella returned to his usual spot on the team’s second defensive pairing with Colton Parayko.
Vince Dunn (upper-body injury) missed his 13th consecutive game. Prospect Klim Kostin was on the ice for pregame warmups (as was defenseman Steven Santini), but both were healthy scratches.
With Schwartz and Tarasenko in the lineup, coach Craig Berube was spared some major tinkering with his power play units.
Here’s how the power play units lined up in the morning:
PPI: Torey Krug, Mike Hoffman, Bozak, Ryan O’Reilly, Brayden Schenn
PPII: Justin Faulk, Robert Thomas, Jordan Kyrou, Zach Sanford, Ivan Barbashev.