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Colorado Avalanche player tests positive for COVID-19

The player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal.
Credit: AP

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19.

The release also stated that the player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal. The club mentioned that it has notified those who have been in close contact with the athlete, whose identity has not been disclosed.

The release reads: "The health and safety of our players, staff, fans, and community remains our highest priority. 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."

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Unlike the Denver Nuggets last week, the Avalanche state that it is a player specifically who has been impacted by the coronavirus -- not just a member of the organization.

Colorado last played on March 11 at home at Pepsi Center, a 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers.

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