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Oilers’ Jones reveals positive coronavirus test

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp.

Jones said Friday he tested positive when he returned to Edmonton from his home in Dallas. He says he was asymptomatic.

The NHL is not releasing the names of players who test positive for the virus, and the league also is no longer revealing which teams players who test positive play for.

The 23-year-old Jones became the second NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews also revealed his positive test.

Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed.

He said he revealed his positive test “to set the record straight.”

“It’s obviously a very weird disease, a weird time in the world right now,” Jones said. “Some people get really affected by it and it can be deadly and other people would never know they had it and I was maybe lucky enough to be in that group. If I had never gotten tested, I would have never realized I had it.”

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