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Oilers' star Connor McDavid tests positive for coronavirus

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Edmonton Oilers' star center Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Monday.

The team stated that McDavid has begun self-quarantining at his home and will be monitored in the coming days, noting that he is "feeling well and is experiencing mild symptoms."

As of now, the mandatory testing phase for all NHL personnel is not active, according to the NHL and ESPN

The positive test for one of the games biggest names comes just one week after the 2020 NHL season concluded with the Tampa Bay Lightning hoisting the Stanley Cup. Edmonton was one of the two host cities of the league's postseason "bubbles" and where the Stanley Cup Final was played.

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McDavid and the Oilers left the bubble in early August after falling in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The five-year veteran finished second on the team in points for the 2019-20 season with 97 while finishing fifth in MVP voting. McDavid won the Hart Memorial Trophy during the 2016-17 season at the age of 20.