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Sharks again linked to coronavirus as Avalanche player tests positive

A third NHL player has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), and just like the other two cases, there's a connection to the Sharks.

The Colorado Avalanche announced Thursday that one of their players recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

"The Colorado Avalanche were advised today that a player has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus," the team said in a statement. "The player has been at home in isolation since the first symptoms appeared, has recovered and is back to normal. The Avalanche have notified anyone who has had known close contact with the athlete."

The unnamed Avalanche player is the third in the NHL to test positive for the coronavirus after the Ottawa Senators announced last week that two of their players had also tested positive, the first known instances in the league.