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NHL extends self-quarantine period through April 30

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The NHL's self-quarantine recommendation has been prolonged through April 30, the league announced Tuesday.

Players, coaches, and staff were previously instructed to do so through April 15.

This is the third time the NHL has extended the original self-quarantine end date of March 27. The league suspended its season on March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the immediate aftermath of the pause, the NHL asked its players not to leave their respective clubs' cities, but the league ultimately permitted players to travel home on the condition that they self-quarantine upon arrival.

Eight players - five from the Ottawa Senators and three from the Colorado Avalanche - tested positive for COVID-19. Senators head coach D.J. Smith said last week that everyone in his organization who contracted the virus is "now doing well."

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