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Second Ottawa Senators player tests positive for COVID-19

Eight other people were tested, which resulted in more positive cases.
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The Ottawa Senators says a second player has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement released to the media Saturday afternoon, the player was part of a recent trip away to games in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles in California.

“The Ottawa Sentators’ medical team is actively monitoring players and staff and following all appropriate and professional guidelines to help ensure the health and safety of our employees and the greater community,” the statement read.

A total of 52 people were on the trip that included players, staff, media, guests and flight crew. Forty-four people have shown no symptoms, however, eight people were tested, two of which were found to be positive.

The club says it is still awaiting the result from the remaining tests, which took place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Everyone who was a part of that trip to California was instructed to self-quarantine as of Friday.

The Sens say they will continue to provide periodic updates when appropriate, but will maintain the privacy of anyone who has been impacted. 

It was revealed Tuesday that another Sens player had tested positive, making him the first NHLer to be diagnoses with the coronavirus.

The player had mild symptoms and was in isolation. 

The names of the two players, or the other members of the California trip, have not been released.


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