Ottawa Senators coach Jack Capuano went to hospital due to COVID-19 – CBC

Sens associate coach, 10 players tested positive earlier this month

Nov 29, 2021

Given all the protocols the team had in place, Ottawa Senators associate coach Jack Capuano never thought he’d come down with COVID-19.

This month, the physically fit and fully-vaccinated Capuano — along with 10 of the team’s players, all immunized as well — tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak led the NHL to decide Nov. 15 to postpone three of the Ottawa Senators’ games, in the hopes the situation would clear up.

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Capuano was by far the sickest, and at one point ended up in a hospital emergency room.

“I went through a stretch there that was real tough. But you know, the last four or five days, I feel really good,” the 55-year-old told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning.

“A lot of people ask where they get it, but I wouldn’t really have any idea. If you look around the NHL right now, the New York Islanders are hit with eight or nine guys, too. You can’t really put a finger on it … it just goes to show you how careful you have to be.”

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