Per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now, Karlsson has cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, but he won't be eligible to play until Saturday in Colorado.

Karlsson resumed skating back in San Jose on Tuesday, indicating he's cleared the league's virus protocols, but he won't be eligible to return to the lineup until Saturday against the Avalanche due to Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions. Karlsson, who's racked up six points through seven games this season, will return to a top-four role once cleared to play.

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