Apart from successfully launching its Phase 4 Return to Play over the weekend, the league announced on Monday that none of its players, staff, or personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in its latest tests.
According to the NHL, 7,013 tests had been administered to all teams and their 52-member travelling parties who entered the Toronto and Edmonton bubbles on July 26.
This is the league’s second week in a row with zero positive cases.
The NHL, who tests daily, says it will continue to provide “regular updates” on the COVID-19 testing results.
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The NHL says it will not be providing information on the identity of the players or teams in the case of positive tests.
NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results: pic.twitter.com/bjPuANz8Sq
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 3, 2020
In fact, the NHL’s policy is to no longer provide specific player injury/health updates of any kind in the name of medical privacy, beyond saying a player is “unfit to play.”
Twelve teams are playing in the bubbled-NHL playoffs today with Winnipeg, Calgary, Montreal, and Edmonton highlighting the Canadian squads in action.