NHL: It’s getting worse, Auston Matthews tests positive for COVID-19

Auston Matthews has tested positive for COVID-19. The Toronto Maple Leafs leading goal scorer has the coronavirus according to a report in the Toronto Sun. Auston is at his home in Arizona at the time of the test results and he has gone into self quarantine. He hopes to be cleared for the opening of Phase 3 training camps on July 10th.

Auston Matthews Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Sadly, this news should not shock anyone. With increased testing there was bound to be a significant increase in positive test for the coronavirus. Just recently, the NFL had a star player test positive in Dallas Cowboys RB, Ezekiel Elliott.

Arizona COVID-19 Cases

Today, Arizona reported over 3000 new cases. This is a record spike that is being experienced by several states including Texas and Florida. To make matters worse, the Tampa Bay Lightning had to shut down their entire training facility today because three players and two staffers tested positive. Unlike Matthews name being leaked, it is unlikely we will find out which Lightning players tested positive.