As first reported by Rakapuckar’s Henrik Leman and IceHockeyGifs on Twitter, Red Wings prospect and Frolunda HC defenseman Simon Edvinsson appears to have brought home a case of the coronavirus from the World Junior Championship. He tested positive for COVID-19 today before Frolunda’s Champions Hockey League game against Rogle, and SVT.se has more on the situation:
Simon Edvinsson covid-positive–misses CHL game
Frolunda meets Rogle in an away game in the CHL semifinal tonight, but they will do so without Simon Edvinsson, as the World Junior Championship defenseman has tested positive for COVID-19.
Postponed or canceled games due to coronavirus have become commonplace in ice hockey in recent weeks. The latest to fall ill is Frolunda’s Simon Edvinsson, something Göteborgs-Posten was the first to report.
Frolunda’s GM, Fredrik Sjostrom, confirms the news to SVT Sport.
“He got flagged this morning that he tested positive for COVID-19, and now we follow the protocol and isolate the player in question,” he says.
How is he?
“There don’t seem to be any symptoms, and he’s fine.”
The defenseman practiced with the team as late as yesterday, Monday.
Edvinsson was one of the WJC players in Canada when the news came that the tournament was cancelled due to the spread of the infection. Prior to that, the 18-year-old, who was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings this past summer, had been responsible for acclaimed efforts during Sweden’s games.
The second semifinal of the CHL that was scheduled to be played tonight, Red Bulls Munchen vs. Tappara Tampere, has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak on the German team.