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Avalanche player tests positive for COVID-19

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The Colorado Avalanche announced Friday that an unnamed player has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Along with the two Ottawa Senators confirmed to have contracted the virus, Friday's announcement brings the number of cases among NHL players to three.

The Avalanche said the player was isolated after his symptoms first appeared and has already recovered.

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"The Colorado Avalanche were advised today that a player has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal. The Avalanche have notified anyone who has had known close contact with the athlete," a team statement read. "The health and safety of our players, staff, fans, and community remains our highest priority. The Avalanche organization will continue to work in conjunction with our medical staff and public health officials to do everything we can to help the Avalanche community remain safe and healthy during this time."

Colorado finished a three-game road trip on March 9 (at Vancouver, San Jose and Los Angeles) before holding its final home game against the New York Rangers on March 11.

The NHL's season has been on indefinite pause due to the outbreak since March 12.

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