The Utica Comets haven’t played a game since Mar. 10 against the Rochester Americans. Several Americans players have since tested positive for COVID-19.

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For a week the Utica Comets have been under the microscope, literally.

The Vancouver Canucks’ minor leaguers faced the Rochester Americans, the Buffalo Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate, almost 10 days ago. In the days following the game, several Americans players tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the Americans into quarantine and games to be postponed.

The Comets’ game Mar. 12 vs. Syracuse was also postponed “out of an abundance of caution,” the AHL said at the time.

The Comets were due to play Rochester again on Mar. 13 but that was postponed.

Now another Comets game is off for now: another rematch against Rochester, slated for Friday.

To this point, the Comets’ players have remained socially distanced from each other out of precaution, hopeful that no players have contracted COVID-19 from their game against Rochester last week.

A team spokesperson confirmed via email that the Comets are scheduled to practise on Friday.

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