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Second Ottawa Senators player tests positive for coronavirus

A second Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for coronavirus, the organization revealed Saturday. 

The team reported its first positive test for the disease on Tuesday night. Both players' names have been withheld. 

Ottawa announced that both individuals were on the team's recent West Coast trip, during which the Senators played the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks.

"The total number of people that traveled with the club is 52, including players, staff, media, guests and flight crew," the team said in a statement. "Of those on the trip, 44 have shown no symptoms, eight people have been tested, and two positive results were received. We are awaiting the results from tests that took place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday." 

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A second #Sens player has tested positive for COVID-19. The player was part of the recent away trip that included games in San Jose, Anaheim and Los Angeles.

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Everyone on the trip has been self-quarantining since March 13. Deputy NHL commissioner Bill Daly told the Associated Press that only those showing symptoms would be treated, on advice of medical professionals. 

The NHL suspended the regular season on March 12 with 3 1/2 weeks remaining in the regular season, instructing players to return to their homes and self-quarantine until the end of March.

"Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able to complete the season and award the Stanley Cup," the league said in a statement.

Contributing: The Associated Press; Steve Gardner, USA TODAY Sports

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