The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Thursday afternoon that an unnamed player has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement from the team posted across social media platforms, the Penguins announced the news of the positive test.
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According to the statement, the player is not currently located in Pittsburgh and has been in isolation since he first started experiencing virus symptoms. The Penguins statement also included the news that the player has recovered and any individuals who came in contact with the player have been identified and notified.
Since the NHL season went on lockdown back in March, this is the 10th reported case of COVID-19 across the NHL. Previously, five players and one staff member from the Ottawa Senators tested positive along with three players from the Colorado Avalanche. This is the Penguins first positive case.
This news comes on the same day the NHL finalized some plans for its planned return to action later in the summer.
As of this writing, the NHL has not commented on the news of the latest positive COVID-19 test, but the league does have a plan in place to test all players every day should the season resume in the future.