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MULTIPLE HURRICANES TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, MORE POSTPONEMENTS COULD LIE AHEAD

With COVID-19 already having caused postponements for the Dallas Stars following a string of positive cases in the locker room and on the coaching staff, it is fairly clear that this is going to be a season like no other.

On Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes became the second team who was forced to postpone games out of an "abundance of caution" relating to the virus. You can read more here.

Shortly after TSN's Pierre LeBrun made the announcement about the Canes postponing this evening's game against the Nashville Predators, GM Don Waddell confirmed to The Athletic's Sara Civian that there have been three positive COVID-19 tests from players on the Hurricanes' roster.

Waddell did go on to say that one of those tests is a false-positive, and that more information would be made available on Wednesday.

The Canes were in action against the Preds on Monday night, but it is believed that no Predators players have tested positive for the virus as of Tuesday. Exercising caution, they will take the day off and resume practicing on Wednesday. There is no word yet on when the Canes' game(s) will be rescheduled.



Obviously, without the NHL playing games in a bubble setting, occurrences of positive test results in the locker room is inevitable.

We'll have more information on the situation as it becomes available.

Update @ 5:31 pm: The count is officially up to four additional players who have tested positive for COVID-19, joining Jordan Staal on the list of Canes who will have to quarantine. Per TSN's Frank Seravalli, the four players are Jordan Martinook, Warren Foegele, Jaccob Slavin and Teuvo Teravainen.

For more details from Sportsnet, please click here.

https://mobile.twitter.com/frank_seravalli/status/1351652824082472962


MIKE ARMENTI
JANUARY 19, 2021  (13H41)
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