41.2 F
Detroit
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Report: First NHL case of COVID-19 has been confirmed

The National Hockey League shut down their season earlier in the week, following the NBA’s lead after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.

And now, the first confirmed case of the illness has found its way to the Vancouver Canucks.

The team released a statement saying that an unnamed full-time office staff member has tested positive for coronavirus:

“Earlier today, Canucks Sports & Entertainment staff were updated that a member of our fulltime office staff has tested positive for COVID-19. The diagnosed individual is receiving care, observing 14-day self-quarantine guidelines and is feeling better. Anyone who may have had contact with the individual have been notified and are also observing self-quarantine for precautionary reasons. As a result, CSE’s offices are closed tomorrow and employees are preparing to work from home wherever possible. We are receiving guidance from the health authorities on next steps.

The individual does not have a fan-facing role and is not in contact with the players, hockey operations personnel or Rogers Arena part-time events staff. Therefore the Public Health Authority has confirmed the public risk of exposure is low.

CSE is taking continued, proactive steps to be a responsible member of our community, observing the impact of events and interactions, for the greater good of the health and safety of Metro Vancouver. We continue to urge everyone to focus on their health and appreciate their patience and understanding during this time.”

The good news is that the staffer appears to be doing well despite the diagnosis. Hopefully they’re able to make a full and complete recovery soon.

Michael Whitaker
Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.

Latest news

Top 10 Jim Harbaugh Temper Tantrums [Video]

Now that we have had the opportunity to watch Jim Harbaugh up close and personal as head coach of the University of Michigan, we...
- Advertisement -

Flashback: Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin scores first career playoff goal [Video]

In his first career NHL playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2016, Detroit Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin failed to record a...

Michigan native Floyd Mayweather Jr. to pay for George Floyd’s funeral

According to multiple reports, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has offered to pay for George Floyd's funeral and Floyd's family has accepted the offer. George Floyd, who...

MLB’s ‘last resort’ schedule could benefit Detroit Tigers

Let's face it, no matter how many games end up being played in Major League Baseball this season, there is a very good chance...

Related news

Game of the Day: Red Wings blast Flyers in Game 3 of 1997 SCF (VIDEO)

Our Game of the Day series continues by throwing it back to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals between the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia...

NHL to test players every day for COVID-19 if games resume

The National Hockey League has announced a formal return of gameplay plan, and now the safety guidelines to go along with it are being...

13 ‘Bad Luck’ moments in Detroit sports history

If you live in the state of Michigan, odds are that you root for Detroit teams and either Michigan or Michigan State. (If you...

10 Greatest teams from state of Michigan that failed to win a championship

Whether it was the 1984 Detroit Tigers, the Bad Boys era Pistons, or Red Wings teams of the late 1990s, just to name a...
- Advertisement -