NHL’s Avalanche say player with coronavirus has fully recovered

The Colorado Avalanche are the latest sports team to announce a player has received a positive test for the coronavirus. An unnamed player has tested positive for the virus, according to the Avalanche in a statement released on their website.

The Avalanche said the player has fully recovered and had been in self-isolation since encountering the initial symptoms of the virus. Colorado notified anyone who has been in contact with the player.

“The health and safety of our players, staff, fans, and community remains our highest priority,” the Avalanche said in a statement. “The Avalanche organization will continue to work in conjunction with our medical staff and public health officials to do everything we can to help the Avalanche community remain safe and healthy during this time.”

It is the second known case in the NHL with last Saturday’s news the Ottawa Senators had two players, who have not been identified, testing positive for COVID-19.

This may be the first case where two teams sharing the same playing facility had personnel dealing with coronavirus symptoms. The Nuggets released a statement that a person had experienced symptoms consistent with the coronavirus on March 16 and is undergoing medical care in self-isolation. The Avalanche and the Nuggets both play in the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Both teams are owned by Ann Walton Kroenke, who is an heir to the Walmart fortune and wife to Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke.

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