6 Czech players test positive ahead of Olympic training camp

PRAGUE (AP) — 6 gamers on the Czech Republic’s Olympic hockey group have actually checked favorable for the coronavirus, nationwide group coach Filip Pešán stated Friday.

The 6 gamers, all unnamed, are amongst a group of 12 that originated from the Russia-based KHL.

“It’s a complicated situation and it’s changing every hour,” Pešán stated, including none of the favorable gamers had any signs.

Those who checked unfavorable will remain in a bubble in a hotel near the group’s training center in Prague while the favorable people will separate in the house and sign up with the group later on, depending upon unfavorable tests.

The Czechs have actually called an initial 24-man team for the Beijing Olympics. Expecting possible favorable coronavirus tests, Pešán has 30 replacements readily available to action in.

Former Boston Bruins center David Krejci will lead the hockey group in Beijing, where the NHL won’t take part. The 35-year-old Krejci left Boston in July after 14 NHL seasons to continue his profession in the house in the Czech Republic.

The very first part of the group is set to fly to Beijing on Thursday.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.