The Avalanche announced a second player has tested positive for COVID-19. No other Avalanche player or staff member has shown symptoms, the team said. James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time this week, the Colorado Avalanche announced one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19.

Unlike the first player who had recovered prior to the announcement, this does not appear to be the case here. 

The full statement from the team is below.

"The Colorado Avalanche were advised late last night that a second player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player is in self-isolation. All other Avalanche players, staff and others who might have had close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated as per prior League direction and are monitoring their health and will be in touch with Club medical staff as necessary. No other Avalanche player or staff member has shown symptoms at this time."

This announcement means there are now four NHL players that are known to have tested positive for the virus, with the two Colorado players joining a pair of Ottawa players who were diagnosed last week. 

There is a connection between the teams as both played in the Staples Center (home to the NHL’s Kings plus the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers) in Los Angeles around the same time as the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets had four players test positive and the Lakers have two known cases.

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.



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