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First player in NHL tests positive for COVID-19

Other players are being tested under the supervision of medical authorities.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

OTTAWA, ON — The NHL has its first player who has tested positive for the new coronavirus. 

The Ottawa Senators say an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The player was experiencing mild symptoms and was in isolation. 

Ottawa's final three games of the suspended season were all in California. 

The Senators say other players are being tested under the supervision of medical authorities.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the current medical advice is that people not be tested unless they have symptoms. 

In Russia, the Kazan-based Ak Bars are urging the Kontinental Hockey League to cancel the remainder of the playoffs without awarding the Gagarin Cup championship trophy.

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