Penguins sideline 9 players as coronavirus precaution due to potential secondary exposure – WTAE Pittsburgh

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BEGINS WITH BREAKING NEWS. KELLY NINE MEMBERS OF THE : PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ARE SIDELINED FROM THE TRAINING CAMP . THEY HAD A POTENTIAL SECONDARY EXPOSURE TO AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAD CONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19. TE PRECAUTION. THEY HAVE NOT SAID WHICH PLAYERS

Penguins sideline 9 players as coronavirus precaution due to ‘potential secondary exposure’

The Penguins said nine players are being sidelined from the team’s training camp roster as a precaution due to “potential secondary exposure” to someone who had contact with a person who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.The players were not identified. They will not be allowed to practice until deemed safe after more test results, the team said in a statement Monday morning.Training camp began Monday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township. The Penguins will have eight practice days and three “game-day simulations” before traveling to Toronto, which has been designated as a hub city for NHL games.The league is scheduled to resume play Aug. 1, moving directly to the postseason. The Pens will face the Montreal Canadiens in a best-of-five qualifying round series.Below is the full statement from the Penguins.”The Pittsburgh Penguins will be voluntarily sidelining nine players from their training camp roster due to potential secondary exposure to an individual who had contact with a person that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team learned of the possible secondary exposure on Sunday, July 12. The decision to isolate this group of players was made out of an abundance of caution in an effort to avoid exposure to anyone else within the organization. The nine players will not participate until they are deemed safe in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results.”

The Penguins said nine players are being sidelined from the team’s training camp roster as a precaution due to “potential secondary exposure” to someone who had contact with a person who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The players were not identified. They will not be allowed to practice until deemed safe after more test results, the team said in a statement Monday morning.

Training camp began Monday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township. The Penguins will have eight practice days and three “game-day simulations” before traveling to Toronto, which has been designated as a hub city for NHL games.

The league is scheduled to resume play Aug. 1, moving directly to the postseason. The Pens will face the Montreal Canadiens in a best-of-five qualifying round series.

Below is the full statement from the Penguins.

“The Pittsburgh Penguins will be voluntarily sidelining nine players from their training camp roster due to potential secondary exposure to an individual who had contact with a person that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The team learned of the possible secondary exposure on Sunday, July 12. The decision to isolate this group of players was made out of an abundance of caution in an effort to avoid exposure to anyone else within the organization. The nine players will not participate until they are deemed safe in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results.”

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