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The Ottawa Senators announced that another one of their players have tested positive for the coronavirus after they became the first time to announce a positive test from a player on Wednesday. The player did travel on the team’s trip to California last week.
The Senators game against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, March 11 was the NHL’s last game before the league went on pause.
According to the #sens, eight of the 52 people on their road trip through California have displayed COVID-19 symptoms and been tested. There’s been two positive results so far, with more test results still pending.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 21, 2020
The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Brooklyn Nets, who have four players who have tested positive for the virus (including All-Star Kevin Durant), the night before the Senators faced the Kings. The Nets and Senators used the same locker room.
The team said that 52 people traveled with them to California and eight people have been tested, two of which were positive.
There was a report by Igor Eronko of the Sports Express earlier this week that Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev had a false positive test for the virus. Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported on Saturday that the team is awaiting more test results.
The Senators were originally scheduled to play the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Friday night.
From The Senators
A second Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player was part of the recent away trip that included games in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles.
The total number of people that travelled with the club is 52, including players, staff, media, guests and flight crew. Of those on the trip, 44 have shown no symptoms, eight people have been tested, and two positive results were received. We are awaiting the results from tests that took place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Everyone who took part in the Ottawa Senators trip to California was instructed to self-quarantine on Friday, March 13th and remain so.
The Ottawa Senators’ medical team is actively monitoring players and staff and following all appropriate and professional guidelines to help ensure the health and safety of our employees and the greater community.
To be fully transparent with our fans and stakeholders, we will continue to provide periodic updates as appropriate, while maintaining the privacy of the individuals impacted.
A second #Sens player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player was part of the recent away trip that included games in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) March 21, 2020
By Harrison Brown