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Daly: Positive tests wouldn't necessarily halt resumed season

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NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league wouldn't undoubtedly pause the campaign again if a player tests positive for the coronavirus after the games return.

"We believe that everything depends on the facts and the entire set of circumstances, but no, one positive test - even multiple positive tests - wouldn't necessarily shut the whole thing down," Daly told TSN's Ryan Rishaug on Friday.

Eight NHL players - five from the Ottawa Senators and three from the Colorado Avalanche - have tested positive for COVID-19 since the league postponed the 2019-20 season amid the pandemic March 12.

One night before the NHL paused its campaign, the NBA did the same following a positive test by Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz.

The NHL is targeting a return in July, with one team reportedly telling its players to get ready to report for informal workouts beginning May 15.

Daly: Positive tests wouldn't necessarily halt resumed season
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