Second Ottawa Senators player tests positive for the coronavirus

A second player on the Ottawa Senators tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Saturday, making it the second known positive result among NHL players. As with the first player, whose positive result and “mild” symptoms were revealed by the club late Tuesday, the senators did not identify the player in question.

The senators played the Sharks in San Jose on March 7, the Ducks in Anaheim on March 10, and the Kings at Staples Center on March 11, before NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman halted the season of the competition in an effort to control the spread of the corona virus stop . Then the senators returned to the capital of Canada.

According to the statement from the senators, the player who tested positive most recently was part of the team’s tour group for those games in California.

“The total number of people who have traveled with the club is 52, including players, staff, media, guests and flight crew. Of those traveling, 44 showed no symptoms, eight people were tested and two positive results were received, “the statement said. “We are waiting for the results of tests that took place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.” Everyone who participated in the senators’ trip from Ottawa to California was instructed to quarantine on Friday, March 13, and it will remain so. The Ottawa Senators medical team actively monitors players and staff and follows all applicable and professional guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the wider community.

“To be fully transparent with our fans and stakeholders, we will continue to provide periodic updates where necessary while maintaining the privacy of the individuals involved.”

No other NHL player is known to have tested positive, although NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said earlier this week that some test results were pending.

NHL players have been ordered to quarantine themselves until March 27. Players are not allowed to train in team facilities, although injured players are allowed to be treated in those facilities.

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