Blues’ Play-By-Play Announcer, John Kelly, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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The St. Louis Blues announced on Friday evening that their play-by-play commentator for Fox Sports Midwest, John Kelly, tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first positive test for any of the NHL team’s broadcasters.

“John has been in self-quarantine since March 13. We are thrilled to report that John is now feeling strong and symptom-free,” the team said in a statement. “The health and safety of the entire Blues family remains our core focus during these unprecedented times. We wish John well as he continues his recovery at home.”

The Blues were scheduled to visit the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Tuesday night before the NHL paused the 2019-20 season two weeks ago due to the coronavirus.

The NHL has had three positive cases among players, two from the Ottawa Senators and another from the Colorado Avalanche. Carolina Hurricanes’ play-by-play commentator John Forslund for Fox Sports Carolinas has been living in self-quarantine since the league paused.

The Senators were also slated to face the Capitals at Capital One Arena on March 20.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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