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

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 03: A general view of NHL signage ahead of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 3, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)

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For the sixth consecutive week the NHL reported zero positive COVID-19 tests during the Phase 4 portion of its Return To Play plan.

The league announced on Monday that 2,534 tests were administered in the Toronto and Edmonton bubbles during the week of August 30 through September 5 with zero positives among them.

The league has not had a positive test since 24 teams originally reported to the two hub cities at the end of July.

The league has not reported a positive test since July 13 when it had two positives during Phase 3 (training camp). There were 43 positives just prior to that during the Phase 2 portion (small group workouts at team facilities).


Now that the Stanley Cup Playoffs have advanced to the Conference Finals there are four teams (Vegas Golden Knights, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders) remaining. All remaining games in the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final will be played in the Edmonton bubble.

The Western Conference Final began on Sunday night with a 1-0 Stars win over the Golden Knights.

The Eastern Conference Final begins on Monday night (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, Livestream)

Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final schedule

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