It has been announced five more members of the Ottawa Senators have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the organization’s total confirmed cases to six. The Senators were the first team in the NHL to have a confirmed case, which had been reported on March 17. On April 1, it had been announced that all six members of the Senators have since recovered from COVID-19.
I'm told that of the six positive COVID-19 tests on the #Sens, five are players, and one is a staff member.— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) April 1, 2020
Last week TSN 1200 colour analyst Gord Wilson disclosed that he tested positive as well. His test is NOT included in the Sens announcement this afternoon.
This news comes on the heels of TSN color analyst Gord Wilson testing positive for COVID-19 last week. On March 26 it was announced a player for the Colorado Avalanche had tested positive for COVID-19 as well. The identities of the Senators members and Avalanche player with COVID-19 are currently anonymous.
The Blackhawks were scheduled to host the Senators on the day after the league halted the season. The Senators were coming off a three-game road trip in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles.