EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers say Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19.
The NHL team made the announcement on Twitter on Monday night.
The Oilers say their team captain is self-quarantining at home and experiencing mild symptoms.
The team added that McDavid is feeling well.
The NHL made it through its post-season in so-called bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton without one positive test in August and September.
McDavid’s Oilers were eliminated in the opening round of the post-season in Edmonton in early August.
The league did have players test positive before the post-season.
The NHL said 30 players tested positive during voluntary training in Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan earlier in the summer, while another 13 had the virus outside the Phase 2 protocol.
Two more positive tests were reported during training camp, which was considered Phase 3.