A third case of an NHL player coming down with the coronavirus has emerged, this time out of Colorado. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Another NHL organization has been hit with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Colorado Avalanche have announced that one of their players tested positive, though after isolating since his first symptoms appeared, he has subsequently recovered. The team has notified anyone that came in close contact with the player, who once again was left unnamed.

Previously, only the Ottawa Senators had announced that players—two, in that case—had tested positive for the virus. This is the third case in the NHL so far. Of note, the Senators and Avalanche played in San Jose on consecutive nights after the county of Santa Clara recommended against large gatherings.

The Avalanche also played in the Staples Center the night before the Brooklyn Nets—who had multiple players test positive—and two nights before the Senators. Obviously there is no way of telling exactly how or when the virus was transmitted to the Avalanche player.

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


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