UPDATE: Oh, thank God:
You may have seen the earlier reports that the NHL and other sports leagues were having issues with potential false positives on COVID-19 tests.
Sources say some NHL teams are getting re-tested today after some inconsistencies in overnight Covid testing. The belief is lab error/false positives. The hope is that it's cleared up by late afternoon.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 19, 2021
Believe it's affecting both some NHL and NBA teams.@TSNHockey @TheAthletic
If you were wondering what teams it was impacting, well, it’s the Blues. Of course, it’s the Blues. This situation is happening after NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said that the league was not considering any rescheduling of playoff games due to positive Covid tests.
This may or may not be related to David Perron’s positive test that kept him out of Monday’s 4-1 loss, but as of right now (1:15 pm), Schwartz, Tarasenko, and Binnington are not on the ice.
We have discovered discrepancies in Covid test results relating to multiple players. We have been in touch with and are working with the League to address these discrepancies with additional testing and expect to have further information later this afternoon.
The League will provide a further update when we have more information. Head Coach Craig Berube and our players will not be available to the media until after tonight’s game.
This post will be update with further info as it becomes available.