NHL reports third straight week of zero positive COVID-19 tests

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For the third week in a row the NHL has reported zero positive COVID-19 test results from its hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton.

The league reported in its latest round of testing that 5,640 tests were conducted this past week with zero positive results.

The NHL entered the two “bubbles” in late July for Phase 4 of its return to play format that saw 24 teams enter the Round Robin and Qualifying Round phases. Eight teams have already been eliminated from postseason play and exited the bubbles with 16 remaining in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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It has been more than a month since the NHL has reported a positive test in the Return To Play.

The league reported 43 positive tests during Phase 2 (small group workouts at team facilities) of the Return To Play and two positive tests during Phase 3 (training camp). There have been no positive tests reported for the NHL since the middle of July. The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are currently in the First Round and continue on Monday.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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