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Bruins' Halak tests positive for COVID-19

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Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak has tested positive for COVID-19, head coach Bruce Cassidy said, according to The Athletic's Fluto Shinzawa.

Halak will miss Monday's clash versus the Philadelphia Flyers, Shinzawa adds.

Dan Vladar will start for Boston, with Jeremy Swayman serving as his backup. Tuukka Rask remains sidelined with an upper-body injury.

Halak started Saturday versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, the Bruins have recently dealt with a false positive as they held out forward Brad Marchand for two games even though he didn't contract the virus.

Halak is 9-5-3 this season with a .910 save percentage.

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