Twenty-seven NHL players among nine teams registered confirmed positive COVID-19 tests throughout training camps, the league announced Tuesday.
The results include 17 players on the Dallas Stars, who reportedly likely won't start their season earlier than Jan. 19 due to a recent outbreak. The league stated most cases within last season's Western Conference champs are asymptomatic, and all players are recovering without complication.
The league administered 12,000 COVID-19 tests between Dec. 30 and Jan. 11.
The NHL will provide updates on testing throughout the regular season, which begins Wednesday.