After some rumors about a player in Arizona, and among others the NHL has been Corona free. Not to make a joke during a serious time, but of course the first NHL Corona Case is in Ottawa. That fan base can’t get any luck right now, besides those two top ten lottery picks they have in a stacked 2020 draft.
An Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player has had mild symptoms and is in isolation.
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) March 18, 2020
The news broke last night when NHL Trade Rumors put up an article, I was hoping they were wrong, like they have been in the past. But no, the NHL has its first Corona Case in Ottawa. The players name is not being released for obvious reasons. Right now, The Senators are trying to figure out who the player has had contact with for the last two weeks.
Problem with that is the Senators last three games were in Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Jose. The second problem is that yesterday the NHLPA gave the league their idea for a end of the season and playoff format. This format would put the Stanley Cup final in September, the draft in October, and the 2020-2021 start in November. At this point with this news and every single feeder system to the NHL cancelling their seasons; I would be surprised if we got a Stanley Cup awarded this year. But, lets remain optimistic.