Blue Jackets and Golden Knights both rocked by COVID-19

Here we go, it was only a matter of time until we saw an outbreak.

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According to a report from TSN hockey insider Frank Seravalli, "several players" from the Columbus Blue Jackets have tested positive for COVID-19. While the team has not released specifics, Seravalli reports that a "significant number" of players have contracted the virus.

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From the Blue Jackets organization:

"The Blue Jackets had several players recently test positive for COVID-19 virus. Those players immediately began to quarantine and the club closed its off-ice facilities at Nationwide Arena beginning the week of November 16. No voluntary workouts were scheduled this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The organization has and will continue to follow all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of our players, staff and community at larage as set by the NHL, local state and national agencies. The club anticipates players returning to our facilities next week for voluntary on- and off-ice workouts."

Incidentally, Seravalli also reports that at least four members of the Vegas Golden Knights have tested positive for COVID-19.

Seravalli reports via an official statement issued by the Golden Knights that the four unnamed players are self-isolating and "recovering well." As a precautionary measure the Golden Knights' training facilities have been closed to all players and staff through this weekend.

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More to come, including official confirmation from the Golden Knights themselves.