The team in question is the Tampa Bay Lightning.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 19, 2020
This news was just broken by Bob McKenzie:
It’s my understanding one NHL club has had to temporarily close its training facilities during Phase Two because multiple players and some staff have tested positive for Covid-19.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 19, 2020
I believe it’s three players and two staff who tested positive. Remaining players and staff are being tested. If no further positive tests, expectation is training facility will re-open, Phase Two will continue. If there are further positive tests, well, we will see what happens.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 19, 2020
Yesterday, McKenzie reported that the NHL is about to use a new reporting method for positive tests where they will give a total figure, but will not reveal what teams or players are involved.
Bob McKenzie: NHL and NHLPA are in “unprecedented” levels of negotiation
Not all NHL arenas are even open yet for Phase 2, which is a voluntary training program that involves twice weekly tests and regular symptom monitoring.
June 19, 2020