Just as the NHL is finalizing its plans to resume its 2019-20 season, COVID-19 has struck the league again.
A player for the Pittsburgh Penguins has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Thursday in a statement. The team states the player is not located in Pittsburgh “and has been in isolation at his home since first experiencing symptoms.”
The player has recovered and is “feeling well,” per the team.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 4, 2020
The NHL, however has put a plan in place for players testing positive while playing in their respective hub city. According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, a positive COVID-19 test “should not necessarily shut the whole operation down” or “an end for the tournament.”
We’ll see what happens when play officially resumes.
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