NHL Remains COVID-19 Free for Third Straight Week of Bubble Play

Brayton Wilson
August 17, 2020 - 3:21 pm

In its third week in the Edmonton and Toronto bubbles for the Return To Play plan, the National Hockey League has had zero positive COVID-19 cases.

The league gave its weekly testing update for COVID-19 on Monday and said that there were no positive test results out of 5,640 tests administered. This testing period went from Sunday, Aug. 9 to Saturday, Aug. 15.

The last time the NHL announced it had any positive COVID-19 cases among its players and staff was back for the week of July 13 through July 17 when the league had just two positive cases in the opening week of Phase 3 of the league's Return To Play plan.

The NHL is currently in the middle of the Quarterfinal Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is scheduled to go through Sunday, Aug. 23. Following first round action, the conferences will re-seed for the second round with the first-seeded team matching up against the lowest-seeded team and the second-highest seed facing the second lowest-seeded team.