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NHL: 11 players test positive for COVID-19

The NHL said Friday that 11 players in the league have tested positive for COVID-19.

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The NHL said Friday that 11 players in the league have tested positive for COVID-19.

The players, whose teams were not identified, have been self-isolated.

It comes after the league opened training facilities June 8.

The move to open facilities was the next step in the NHL’s bid to resume its season with a proposed 24-team expanded playoff format, with games being played in two hub cities. The NHL projects teams to open training camps on July 10.

Earlier, a person said the Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after five team employees tested positive for the coronavirus. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NHL and the team are not announcing the closure.

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The league will release updated figures each week.