Report: 4 Blues players, 1 coach positive test for COVID-19

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Four St. Louis Blues players and one coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, a source told Jim Thomas of St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Players may have been exposed to the coronavirus at a bar in Clayton, Missouri, where several team members met more than a week ago, according to Thomas. A player would have been positive only a few days after this meeting.

It is not known if those who tested positive had symptoms.

The team reportedly canceled training on Friday and closed its training facilities for the weekend due to test results. The Blues are expected to train on Monday.

Fifteen of the 250 NHL players who showed up at the team’s facilities for Phase 2 tested positive for the virus on Monday. 11 other players who did not show up for voluntary training have also been tested positive since June 8, when phase 2 started.

Phase 3 of the NHL return plan, which marks the start of training camp, is scheduled to begin on July 10. The NHL and the players’ association would sign a new six-year collective agreement, as well as an agreement on the details of the league’s return to play plan.

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