Three players, two staff of Tampa Bay Lightning test positive for COVID-19, per report

Five individuals in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, three players and two staff members, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. 

As a result, the Lightning have closed their training facility, per the report. The NHL began Phase 2 of its return to play plan on June 8 and players have been allowed to use their home training facilities for small group workouts. 

The identities of the players who tested were not immediately available. 

Earlier Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball announced five players and three staff members tested positive at their spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida — about 22 miles from Tampa. 

Florida reported 3,822 new cases on Friday, setting a single-day high for the third time in four days.

It’s my understanding one NHL club has had to temporarily close its training facilities during Phase Two because multiple players and some staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

The team in question is the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Contributing: Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY Sports

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