No NHL Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Entering the Toronto and Edmonton Bubbles Three Weeks Ago

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The NHL announced on Monday afternoon that no players have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the past week. From August 9- August 15, 5,640 tests were administered among all teams in the third week of Phase 4 of the league’s Return to Play Plan.

Teams arrived at the bubbles for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Toronto (Eastern Conference) and Edmonton (Western Conference) on July 26 and players got tested as they arrived at their hotels. All players and members of the clubs’ 52-member party will get tested daily.

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This is the third straight week the league reported no positive cases. The NHL and coaches cannot disclose any information regarding player injuries or illnesses during the 2020 playoffs to protect a player’s medical privacy.

By Della Young

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Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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