The Boston Bruins announced on Friday that one of their players tested positive for COVID-19 as he tried to report to Warrior Ice Arena, their training facility, for Phase 2 workouts. The unnamed player is asymptomatic and has tested negative in two subsequent tests. He is now quarantining in place.
According to The Athletic, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said the player will undergo another test next week. The Bruins did contact tracing to identify others who came into contact with the player.
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The NHL began Phase 2 on Monday, which allowed teams to re-open their facilities, when possible, for small group workouts. Washington opened up MedStar Capitals Iceplex to four players — Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Lars Eller — on Thursday.
Last week, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that one of their players had tested positive for COVID-19 as well.
BOSTON – Phase 2 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan requires all players to be tested for COVID-19 prior to using the team’s facilities. As part of this process the Bruins were advised that a player tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player underwent two subsequent tests, and both returned negative. The player remains asymptomatic. The Bruins will continue to follow CDC recommendations and adhere to the NHL’s protocol.
All Bruins players who have returned to this point during Phase 2 have now returned negative test results.
The Bruins, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, are providing these details in an effort to be transparent and will provide no further information at this time.
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