The NHL has announced that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement, the league reports that the player is in self-isolation and has not had close contact with any other Avalanche players or staff members. This makes eight players that have tested positive, three from the Avalanche and five from the Ottawa Senators.
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.
As with all of the other announcements, the player’s name was not included.