The Boston Bruins announced on Friday that a player had tested positive for COVID-19 during Phase 2 of the NHL’s return to play plan.
The primary focus for the Bruins at this stage is player safety and making sure they are training in a safe environment. As part of the protocol, all players and staff must pass COVID-19 tests before returning to team facilities.
During this process, the Bruins were notified that a non-disclosed asymptomatic player had tested positive for the virus. That same mystery player tested negative in two additional coronavirus tests.
For the first time in almost three months since the NHL paused its season, members of the Bruins skated at Warrior Ice Arena on Wednesday.
The Bruins haven’t disclosed how many players have returned to Boston for small group workouts. But we do know that Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron stepped foot inside the Brighton practice facility earlier this week.
Boston general manager Don Sweeney said the team will continue to follow all CDC and NHL guidelines and expects his entire roster — sans Masterton Trophy nominee Kevan Miller — to be ready for Phase 3 in July.
Matt is a recent graduate from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in sports journalism and a minor in business. He currently reports on the Boston Bruins and writes featured stories and game recaps for both Bruins Daily and Boston.com
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