And now it appears it has made its way to the NHL.
According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Ottawa Senators are “expected to make an announcement soon regarding a positive test of COVID-19.”
Hockey Night In Canada’s Elliotte Friedman reported a “player has tested positive.” If confirmed, it will be the NHL’s first.
Here are a few more details from Friedman:
There is word tonight that an Ottawa Senator player has tested positive for COVID-19. This would be the NHL’s first positive test. Initial word is symptoms are not serious. Team is expected make official announcement.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 18, 2020
Ottawa has played the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins over the last two weeks.
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