A hockey player for the Ottawa Senators, part of the North American National Hockey League (NHL), has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The player was not identified, but a statement from the team said the player was experiencing mild symptoms and was in isolation. The team is now working with health officials to conduct contact tracing. All the other team members are also being isolated..
This is the first publicly known instance of an infected NHL player.
Season suspended: The NHL announced last week that it is pausing the rest of the season’s games because of the pandemic.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the move was directly related to the news that an NBA player for the Utah Jazz team had tested positive.
The NBA and NHL share facilities and locker rooms, leading to the suspension decision.