WASHINGTON – With the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic still deepening in the United States, the National Hockey League (NHL) confirmed on Sunday that it will test all the players for the coronavirus daily if games resume.

“We will have a rigorous daily testing protocol where players are tested every evening and those results are obtained before they would leave their hotel rooms the next morning, so we’ll know if we have a positive test and whether the player has to self-quarantine himself as a result of that positive test,” NHL Deputy commissioner Bill Daly was quoted by ESPN as saying on Sunday.

“It’s expensive, but we think it’s really a foundational element of what we’re trying to accomplish,” Daly added.

Earlier this week the NHL announced that the rest of the regular season will be abandoned and games will go straight to a 24-team playoffs if play is able to be resumed.

The US is still battling against the virus, with the death toll from the country already passing the 100,000 mark, the highest number of deaths of any country or region.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Who is Cup Series playoff dark horse? Depends on who you ask

The favorites to win the Cup championship are clear. That’s Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. But who could be the surprise to challenge for the title? Playoff drivers were asked who their Cup playoff dark horse is. More chose Aric…

Harden’s block one for the books

After the Rockets lost in last year’s second round, James Harden spoke calmly. “I know what we need to do,” Harden said. “I know exactly what we need to do. We’ll figure it out this summer.” Wednesday, Harden yelled with…

How to watch Tottenham vs Leicester online and on TV today

Tottenham host Leicester in the Premier League today as both sides grasp at European football. The fourth-placed visitors occupy the final Champions League place with two games remaining but are only ahead of Manchester United on goal difference. Meanwhile, Spurs…

Brother of Chicago Bears legend among 10 charged in illegal gambling scheme

Casey Urlacher, the brother of Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, was among those charged this week in an illegal offshore gambling scheme. Urlacher and eight others helped supposed ringleader Vincent Delgiudice — also known as “Uncle Mick”…