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There was no indication if Tim Stuetzle was one of the German players who tested positive.
Stuetzle, the Ottawa Senators’ third overall pick in the recent NHL Draft, interviewed TSN via Zoom on Thursday from his hotel room, mentioning that Draisaitl spoke to the team via Zoom and did not no mention of positive tests or anything. but excitement to get on the ice to play for the first time since March.
German players weren’t the only ones recording positive coronavirus tests.
In addition, two Swedish staff, a team that had to leave four players and the majority of their home coaching staff, also recorded positive tests.
And now we know why the IIHF, citing “protocol,” refused to make an official announcement after a media relations member sent a comment, under an IIHF logo header, to your correspondent who said:
“Everyone who has boarded the planes has been successfully tested at least three times in the past week. Testing will continue in Edmonton and there have been no positive results since arrival.
It was 48 hours after arrival.
Team Germany, sharing a short-range jet that required fuel stops in Iceland and Goose Bay with Team Switzerland and Zurich-based IIHF staff.
On Friday morning, as Team Canada headed to their 10 a.m. practice at Rogers Place, Team Germany did not do the same for their concurrently scheduled practice at the community arena in the same complex.