Report: NHL extends self-quarantine period until April 15

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The NHL has extended its self-quarantine period for players and staff until April 15, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

On March 16, the league allowed players to fly home if they self-quarantined until March 27. That date was pushed until April 4 and has now been extended a third time.

The NHL suspended play of the 2019-20 season March 12 amid growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. The prolonged mandate plus local isolation guidelines make it "almost impossible" for the league to reopen team facilities, adds TSN's Darren Dreger.

Four unnamed players - two on the Ottawa Senators and two on the Colorado Avalanche - have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus to date.

Report: NHL extends self-quarantine period until April 15
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