The NHL announced on Tuesday evening that 27 players on nine different teams have tested positive for COVID-19 since teams were allowed to open training camps on Wednesday, December 30. Opening night across the league is slated to take place on Wednesday.
17 of the players who tested positive for the virus are on the Dallas Stars, who closed their practice facility from Friday to Tuesday. The team’s first three regular-season games have been postponed and the Stars will open their season at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Most of the players who got COVID-19 were asymptomatic.
Players were tested for the virus daily during training camp and approximately 12,000 tests were administered.
Beginning on Wednesday, the NHL will issue regular updates on COVID-19 test results and the identities of those who test positive.
By Harrison Brown