Coronavirus: Bruins player tested positive for COVID-19 but is now healthy


The Boston Bruins announced on Friday that an unidentified player tested positive for the coronavirus prior to attempting to use the team's facilities. 

The NHL team said in a statement that the player has since tested negative twice for COVID-19 and did not have symptoms. The player also did not take part in any informal workouts with team-mates, according to the Bruins.  

All NHL players wishing to use team facilities for voluntary workouts are required to be tested for COVID-19 as part of Phase 2 of the league's four-step Return to Play plan. The Bruins said all players that have returned to this point during Phase 2 have tested negative. 

The NHL announced on Thursday it will allow teams to begin training camps on July 10 to prepare for a restart of the suspended 2019-20 season, provided all medical protocols are in place. The league hopes to resume the season in early August with a 24-team playoff format.  

Ten players have been known to test positive for COVID-19 since the league suspended play on March 12. Five of those players are members of the Ottawa Senators, who did not qualify for the expanded postseason.  

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