Unlike the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL) has not yet decided when to start the new season. This league has also suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic, and in 2019/2020. season ended in the bubble, where the Stanley Cup winners became Tampabay ‘s “Lightning”.
TSN inspector Frank Seravali in his Twitter Profile reports that Covid-19 has been reported in the last seven to 10 days at Columbia’s Blue Jackets in Elvis Merzlikkin’s and Matiss Kivleniek’s club. While the viewer estimates that the number is significant, the club has yet confirmed that some players are infected with the virus. Already on November 16, the club has closed its arena and hockey players have not completed individual training work in the hall. All players infected with the virus have been quarantined.
“Blue Jackets” say hockey players could return to volunteer ice and physical training next week. The club will continue to ensure the safety of its hockey players and staff.
Hearing a “significant” number of Columbus Blue Jackets players have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 7-to-10 days.
The team has confirmed only that “several” players have tested positive. Team facilities have been closed since last week.
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 24, 2020