The National Hockey League announced 43 positive Covid-19 tests among players during phase two of the league’s Return to Sport Protocol.
The NHL said 30 players tested positive for coronavirus within the recently sanctioned phase two testing program with 13 other players testing positive outside of the league’s protocol.
Phase two allowed players to reenter team facilities and participate in individualized training activities in small groups. On Monday, the NHL started phase three of its Return to Sport Protocol, which allows teams to begin organized training camp activities.
The NHL plans to restart its season on August 1 in two Canadian hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton.