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Members Of The St. Louis Blues Had COVID-19 During The Forced Break

from Emily Sadler of Sportsnet,

St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong revealed on Wednesday that several members of team contracted COVID-19 during the league hiatus earlier this year, which he believes ultimately affected their performance in the Edmonton bubble.

“Of our regular players I think we had like 20 per cent of those guys that had COVID at some point,” Armstrong told reporters on Wednesday during his end-of-season media availability, also stating that those who tested positive experienced some symptoms.

“When they were quarantining, they couldn’t go to the gym, they couldn’t do certain things,” he explained. “It affected each of the players differently. Some lost a considerable amount of weight. They all felt some form of a symptom. It wasn’t that they had it and they didn’t feel anything.”

In early July, during Phase 2 of the NHL’s return to play plan, the Blues were forced to close their training facility for a few days after multiple players tested positive for COVID-19.

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