Avalanche player tests positive for coronavirus, team confirms

A Colorado Avalanche player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Thursday.

The player has been in isolation and has recovered. His name was not released by the team.

The Avs were in a coronavirus “hotspot” March 7-8 in San Jose, Calif., playing the Sharks March 8 at the SAP Center — the night after the Ottawa Senators faced the Sharks. Ottawa and Colorado used the same visiting NHL locker room.

Two Ottawa players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks.

The Sens and Avs played the Sharks at a time Santa Clara County suggested residents should avoid large gatherings.

Colorado went on to play at the Los Angeles Kings on March 9 at Staples Center, which is also home NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. Two Laker players have tested positive for COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our players, staff, fans, and community remains our highest priority,” the team said in a release. “The Avalanche organization will continue to work in conjunction with our medical staff and public health officials to do everything we can to help the Avalanche community remain safe and healthy during this time.”