Canada

Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer says it has received government authorization to produce protective gear for medical staff and first responders. The company says it has modified its production line to make full-face, single-use visors. However, it needed to notify Quebec’s Ministry of Economics and Innovation and get the green light to operate as an essential business.
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The Colorado Avalanche say one of their players has recovered after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player was at home in isolation since the symptoms first appeared. The team says anyone who had known close contact with the player has been notified. In a statement, the organization adds it will “continue to work
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RALEIGH, N.C.—Carolina Hurricanes full-time employees were informed Wednesday they will no longer be paid after this week because of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Don Waddell, president and general manager of the Hurricanes, instructed all noncontracted full-time employees to immediately use their accrued vacation time and personal time off (PTO). Employees without available
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MONTREAL—The Montreal Canadiens are reducing their workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. Groupe CH, which also owns the American Hockey League’s Laval Rocket, says it will proceed with a temporary reduction in personnel, impacting 60 per cent of the organization’s employees. The reduction will start Monday. Groupe CH says it has established a $6-millon assistance fund
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The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Tuesday confirmed the NHL has asked that players and staff extend their self-quarantine 10 days beyond the original March 27 timeline to April 6 — further pushing
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