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The Colorado Avalanche announced on Thursday afternoon that one of their players, who is anonymous, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The player has been in isolation at home since the NHL paused the 2019-20 season on March 12 since he felt symptoms, recovered, and is now back to normal, according to the Avalanche.
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“The health and safety of our players, staff, fans, and community remains our highest priority. The Avalanche organization will continue to work in conjunction with our medical staff and public health officials to do everything we can to help the Avalanche community remain safe and healthy during this time,” the team said in a statement.
The Avalanche have notified anyone who has had known close contact with the athlete.
This is the third positive case in the NHL after the Ottawa Senators announced that two of their players have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past couple of weeks.
On March 5, the Santa Clara County’s Public Health Department recommended against mass gatherings. The Avalanche visited the San Jose Sharks two days later.
Thursday marked two weeks since the NHL paused the 2019-20 season since the coronavirus outbreak.
By Harrison Brown