National Hockey League announces zero positive tests as players report to hubs

Tanya Simon
July 30, 2020

The NHL has concluded phase three, the formal training camp stage, of its protocols for a return to play.

The NHL announced there were no positive tests returned for coronavirus in its latest round of testing. Both positive tests occurred during the first week of Phase 3 which went from July 13 to July 17.

With all 24 teams, each with 52 total members made up of players and staff, now in the Toronto and Edmonton hub cities.

The league said, in a release, that 4,256 tests were administered to more than 800 players during the seven-day period from July 18-25.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs scored 33 seconds into the return to play as the Leafs doubled-up on the Canadiens 4-2 at Scotiabank Arena and Connor McDavid scored two goals in a 4-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place.

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