Relative of Buffalo Sabres employee tested positive for coronavirus

Posted at 8:08 AM, Mar 17, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A relative of a Buffalo Sabres employee has tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced on Tuesday.

According to the Sabres, the employee was tested outside of New York state and does not live in Western New York.

The relative is receiving care while in isolation outside of New York state, and had limited interactions while in Buffalo on March 5th and 6th.

The team said the relative was asymptomatic when they attended the Sabres game on March 5th, while sitting in section 211.

The Sabres issued the following statement

We are supporting the family member in all ways possible and would like to thank them for their open communication with Sabres management and wish them a speedy recovery.