For anyone wondering why Caleb Jones hadn’t been on the ice before Monday, and why he was skating with a small group until today, there is an answer.
According to Reid Wilkins, Jones arrived in Edmonton a couple weeks ago, and tested positive for COVID-19. He self-isolated and was unable to join the team for any activities until Monday, when he was skating in a small group.
Caleb Jones says he came to #yeg a couple of weeks ago and tested positive for COVID-19. Was asymptomatic. He self-isolated. First day back on the ice was Monday.
— Reid Wilkins (@ReidWilkins) July 17, 2020
He was tested as part of the NHLs strict return to play protocol, and does not know where he contracted the virus. He was a symptomatic at the time of testing and didn’t exhibit any symptoms.
Jones was able to rejoin the main group in camp today.