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NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results

by NHL Public Relations

As the NHL begins Phase 3 of its Return to Play today, following is a summary of League-wide COVID-19 testing results for Phase 2:

The NHL had in excess of 600 Players report to Club training/practice facilities for optional participation in Phase 2 activities. There were 4,934 COVID-19 tests administered to this group of Players. Those tests resulted in a total of 30 returning confirmed positive test results for COVID-19. In addition, the League is aware of 13 additional Players who tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the Phase 2 Protocol. All Players who tested positive were/have been self-isolated and were/are following CDC and Health Canada protocols. During Phase 3, the NHL will continue to provide regular updates on the number of tests administered to Players and the results of those tests.

The League will not be providing information on the identity of the Players or Clubs.

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