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Second NHL player tests positive for coronavirus

He’s also a member of the Ottawa Senators. The diagnosis is being connected to a California road trip.
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty in Washington. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) [NICK WASS  |  AP]
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty in Washington. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) [NICK WASS | AP]

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A second player from the NHL’s Ottawa Senators has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the team announced Saturday.

The player, who wasn’t named, was part of a March 7-11 trip for games in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles before the season was paused March 12 because of the pandemic.

The Senators are the only NHL team that has announced positive tests.

The total number of people on the California trip was 52, including staff, media, guests and flight crew. Of those, 44 have shown no symptoms, eight have been tested, and the two positive results were received, the Senators said.

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They are awaiting more results from tests given over the past three days.

The other player who tested positive also hasn’t been named.

Everyone on the California trip was instructed to self-quarantine March 13.

The last time the Lightning faced the Senators was Jan. 4.

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In other hockey virus news:

•The owners of the Bruins said they have established a $1.5 million fund for employees of the team and TD Garden who have lost work because of the season’s suspension. The Bruins were the last team in the league to commit to taking care of part-time and game-day employees. The Jacobs family will help workers “who will be financially burdened if the six remaining regular season Bruins games are not played,” a team statement said.

Related: Break in the action a big loss for workers in sports and entertainment arena

•The men’s world championship scheduled for May 8-24 in Zurich and Lausanne was cancelled by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

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