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San Jose Sharks-Vegas Golden Knights series postponed over COVID

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It turns out the Sharks won’t be having their home opener in Arizona, after all.

The NHL announced Friday it has postponed San Jose’s “home games” against the Vegas Golden Knights that were scheduled for Monday and Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz. because of COVID protocol concerns with some members of the Golden Knights organization.

The league said four members, including three Golden Knights coaches, are being isolated to comply with the NHL’s COVID protocol. The NHL said the Sharks’ games against Vegas will be rescheduled later in the season in San Jose.

The Arizona cancellations mean San Jose will actually open its home schedule at SAP Center on Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 against Anaheim. Last week, Santa Clara County announced it would be allowing both pro and college competitions to resume.

The Sharks will leave Arizona for San Jose, where they will resume their practices.

The Sharks were forced to train and prepare for home games in Arizona because of Santa Clara County’s ban on contact sports had prohibited the team from playing at SAP Center.

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