SENATORS PLAYER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

JOSH VOLD
March 18, 2020
It's official. The NHL has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Ottawa Senators released a statement on Tuesday night, confirming that a player on the team, who has not been named, has tested positive for the virus.

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"An Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player has had mild symptoms and is in isolation.

The Ottawa Senators are in the process of notifying anyone who has had known close contact with the athlete and are working with our team doctors and public health officials. As a result of this positive case, all members of the Ottawa Senators are requested to remain isolated, to monitor their health and seek advice from medical staff.

The health of our players, fans, and community remains our highest priority. We will continue to do everything we can to help ensure our players, staff, fans and the greater community remain safe and healthy during this time of uncertainty due to the spread of the coronavirus."



The Senators last three games before the season was put on pause were in San Jose, Anaheim, and Los Angeles. According to the Athletic, several Ottawa players are ill and awaiting test results.

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