The Ottawa Senators became the first NHL team with a player testing positive for COVID-19 o Tuesday night, but several other players had been tested prior to this announcement.
Last Thursday, the Dallas Stars informed media that forward Alexander Radulov was undergoing tests to determine if he has contracted the coronavirus.
Radulov had been out of the team’s lineup for the last two games before the pause due to an unspecified illness that he has reportedly recovered from. Still, Stars GM Jim Nill was intent on testing Radulov to ensure that he hasn’t spread the disease to any of his teammates.
“We’ll get him tested and go from there,” Nill said. “He’s been fine. He’s bounced back. … Whatever he’s had, he’s fought off no problem. Is it the corona or not? That’s what we’re waiting to get a test on.”
On Wednesday, it was finally revealed that Radulov’s test for coronavirus came back negative.