By Ian Oland
A Pittsburgh Penguins player has tested positive for coronavirus according to a release by the team.
The Penguins issues a statement shortly before 3 PM (EST).
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 4, 2020
The release reads:
The Pittsburgh Penguins were advised today that a player tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player is not in Pittsburgh and has been in isolation at his home since first experiencing symptoms. He is recovered and feeling well. Those in close contact with the player leading up to his diagnosis have been notified.
The health and safety of our players, fans, staff, and community remains our highest priority. The club will have no further update at this time.
Nearly a dozen NHL players have tested positive for coronavirus since the NHL suspended its season on March 12, 2020.
The NHL is planning to go into its Phase 2 and re-open team facilities to small groups in June. Training Camps, the NHL’s Phase 3, won’t start at least before mid-July.
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