Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid tests positive for coronavirus “shows mild symptoms”


The Edmonton Oilers announced Monday night that Connor McDavid had tested positive for coronavirus. McDavid’s positive result came after he underwent medical tests earlier today, according to the team.

McDavid is said to be suffering from mild symptoms of COVID-19, but is “feeling fine” and will self-quarantine under the supervision of medical professionals, according to a statement from the team.

McDavid’s positive test is the league’s most high-profile coronavirus case to date, and it comes after the league pulled off a three-month playoff streak without a single positive test at both bubble sites in the league. league in Toronto and Edmonton. The NHL administered more than 33,000 tests during the recovery.

McDavid and the Oilers left the playoff bubble on Aug. 7 after being eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL Stanley Cup playoff qualifying round. Edmonton finished the regular season as the Pacific Division’s second-best team (83 points in 71 games), but failed to advance to the play-in stage, losing to the Blackhawks in four games. .

The 23-year-old Oilers captain has just completed a season in which he recorded 97 points (34 goals and 63 assists) in 64 games and was fifth in the Hart vote.


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