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Bettman: NHL will conduct daily COVID-19 tests for players, personnel

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Many questions remain after the NHL approved a 24-team return-to-play format Tuesday - especially regarding how the league will ensure the safety of players and team personnel.

Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league will test players and personnel every evening for the coronavirus once play resumes, with results to be made available the following morning, according to ESPN's Emily Kaplan.

In total, Bettman thinks the NHL could conduct 25,000-30,000 tests throughout the playoffs, an endeavor costing "millions of dollars."

Bettman added in his return-to-play announcement that each team will be limited to 50 personnel in a hub city.

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