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Detroit Red Wings wary of coronavirus but say they 'don't live in fear'

The Detroit Red Wings are wary of coronavirus but say they can't lead their lives in fear, they said on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit Free Press

A couple days after mingling at a season-ticket holder event, Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin fell ill.

It turned out he had influenza. The virus made the rounds in the locker room, infecting one teammate after another.

The Wings try to take precautions against infectious diseases, and have grown increasingly vigilant in light of the spread of coronavirus. Players are used to fans coming within a few feet of them to request autographs and photographs, and say they have to be smart about handling such situations.