Third member of Ottawa Senators' traveling party tests positive for COVID-19

Ottawa Senators radio analyst Gord Wilson tested positive for COVID-19, the Ottawa Sun and other media outlets reported Friday, making him the third member of the tour group’s trip to San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles to be positive. have been tested for the new corona virus.

Three NHL players tested positive – two from Ottawa, who played the Kings at Staples Center on March 11, and one from the Colorado Avalanche, who visited the Kings on March 9. Two members of the Lakers and four members of the Brooklyn Nets, who also played at Staples Center in the last days before the NBA and NHL put their respective schedules on hold, have tested positive.

Wilson was tested last week because he felt sick after returning from the team’s journey. On Friday, he learned his diagnosis from Ottawa Public Health. He isolated himself at home.

“We’ve all had the flu and we’ve all had a bad cold. This is very different … completely different. It grabs you,” he told the sun.

St. Louis Blues Blues play-by-play announcer John Kelly also tested positive for COVID-19 and self-quarantined on March 13, the team said in a statement. The statement said Kelly “now feels strong and symptom-free.” The Blues’ last game before the NHL was suspended was March 11 in Anaheim.

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