NHL Extends Self Isolation Period Through April 15

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The NHL extended the self-quarantine period for players through April 15 on Tuesday since the state of the world and local isolation guidelines make it almost impossible for the league to lawfully open team facilities.

The league expressed a desire to open a mini-training camp 45 days into the 60-day period while play is paused to the coronavirus outbreak. That would mean that facilities would start opening for a mini-camp around April 27. However, with many guidelines extending quarantine timeline recommendations, do not be surprised if it takes even longer than that.

The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators have each had two players test positive for the coronavirus. Senators forward Brady Tkachuk said on a conference call with the media on Monday that the two players on his team who have tested positive for the virus are doing well.

The NHL paused on March 12 and every hockey league across the world has either paused, canceled the rest of their regular seasons, or canceled the rest of their seasons entirely.

The CDC issued a recommendation of holding no mass gatherings of at least 50 people for two months two weeks ago. Supposing that is the case, the NHL season would likely resume around May 10.

States around the country are starting to declare a statewide lockdown, so hopefully, things get better sooner rather than later.

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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