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NHL training camps got underway Monday, but the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves short-handed.
Citing an “abundance of caution,” the Penguins voluntarily held out nine players because of a possible secondary exposure to .
The team said the players will self-isolate after having contact with an “individual who had contact with a person that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.” The Penguins said they learned of the possible secondary exposure on Sunday.
“The nine players will not participate until they are deemed safe in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results,” the team said.
The NHL is hoping to determine a Stanley Cup