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NHL announces fifth straight week of zero positive COVID-19 tests

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The NHL has gone another week without a single positive COVID-19 test during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Monday’s announcement marks the fifth consecutive week the league has reported zero positive test results from the Toronto and Edmonton hub cities.

According to the NHL, 2,814 tests were administered between August 23-29, with zero tests coming back positive.

The league has been in its two bubbles since late July. They began with 24 teams taking part in the postseason, each with a 52 member traveling party that was tested on a daily basis.


The NHL has not reported a positive COVID-19 test since the week of July 13 when there were two positive tests during summer training camps. There were 43 positive tests during Phase 2 (small group workouts at team facilities) prior to that. There have been more than 25,000 tests conducted by the league since they entered the bubbles.

As of Monday, eight teams remain in the playoffs. After this round, the Conference Finals will be played in Edmonton, which will also be the site of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.