A second Colorado Avalanche player tests positive for COVID-19

A second player to the Colorado Avalanche has tested positive for COVID-19, the club said in a statement released Saturday. That brings the number of NHL players who are known to have tested positive for four, after two players tested positive for the Ottawa Senators.

According to the statement, the avalanche was notified of the second positive late Friday.

“The player is isolated in himself. All other Avalanche players, staff and others who may have had close contact with the player have been informed and will remain isolated according to the league’s previous direction and will monitor their health and will contact the medical staff of the club, ”said the statement. “No other Avalanche player or employee has shown any symptoms at this time.”

The four players known to have tested positive all played the Kings at Staples Center in recent days before the NHL quit the game on March 12 in response to the new outbreak of the corona virus. The avalanche faced the kings on March 9, and the senators played the kings on March 11.

Ottawa radio commentator Gord Wilson, who was part of the Los Angeles senators’ traveling company, also tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition, St. Louis Blues play-by-play announcer John Kelly tested positive for the coronavirus and pneumonia, he confirmed Friday. The Blues didn’t play at Staples Center, but they did play the Ducks in Anaheim on March 11, a day after the senators met the Ducks at Honda Center.

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