Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly: Single or Multiple Positive COVID-19 Tests Wouldn’t Necessarily Shut Down Restart Attempt


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As the NHL attempts to formulate plans to restart the 2019-20 season, deputy commissioner Bill Daly says a single positive or multiple positive tests involving players or personnel wouldn’t put an immediate halt to on-ice activity.

“Everything depends on the facts and the entire set of circumstances,” Daly told TSN’s Ryan Rishaug. “but no, we do not believe that one positive test, even multiple positive tests wouldn’t necessarily shut the whole thing
down.

On Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading, the insiders revealed the NHL’s plan to attempt a restart of the season in July with four cities acting as hubs. The city of Edmonton was discussed as a possible destination.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie provided additional detail about the current plan to resume games on TSN’s “Overdrive”.

As we reported on Wednesday, numerous NHL teams, including the Washington Capitals, have offered to host centralized games to resume the 2019-20 season. Several other teams in cities where the number of coronavirus cases is slower like the Vegas Golden Knights, Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, and Carolina Hurricanes have all expressed interest in doing so as well, according to The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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