Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, seen above. The organization reportedly closed team facilities Friday after multiple members of the team and staff tested positive for COVID-19. (Chris Carlson/The Associated Press)

The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after three players and additional staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The closure comes some two weeks after players were allowed to return to their respective facilities to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts. Players were allowed to skate in groups of up to six at a time.

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