The Penguins were a Columbus, where they were ready to face the Blue Jackets, when Gary Bettman announced the suspension of the NHL season, on march 12. If many were surprised by this decision and have put in the time to believe that the postponement would last several weeks, this is not the case of Kristopher Letang.
Invited by the NHL to participate in a video conference in the company of Pierre-Luc Dubois, David Perron, Anthony Duclair, defender of the Penguins, made it known that he had “informers” well connected in the area of health.
“The parents of my wife are doctors. I knew what was coming. We saw that coming, ” said Letang, seal-from his home in the Pittsburgh area. It’s been a few days that I told the guys that it was going to last for several months. Nobody expected it, this was unrealistic.”
Of course, the crisis in which is immersed the Quebec do nothing to reassure the Letang. The situation may seem under control outside of NURSING homes and homes for the elderly, the risks of infection are still present for those who rub the sick every day.
“I’m still on the lookout for everything that is happening and of the dangers that the virus brings. We hope and wish that they (the parents) stay in good health. This is a delicate situation and stressful for my wife,” said the athlete 32 years old.
Duclair confined to Ottawa
Evidence that many people were unaware of the severity of the pandemic, the San Jose Sharks continued to hold meetings at the SAP Center, despite recommendations to the contrary from the Office of public health of the county of Santa Clara, where San Jose.
Therefore, four members of the Senators, including three players, who had paid a visit to the Sharks the week before the shutdown in the NHL have contracted the virus.
A situation that prompted Anthony Duclair to remain in the area of the federal capital instead of returning to Pointe-Claire.
“I was told that it was best that I remain in Ottawa because a few guys from the team had been affected by the virus. At least, it is close to the house, even if I have not yet had the chance to see my family and my parents,” said Duclair, who was in the process of knowing the best season of his career.
At least, as any the world has seen since the beginning of this crisis, the technology allows you to stay in touch with family and friends.
“I play Fortnite with my cousins”, has launched Duclair.
Already very popular, it seems that this video game has become the national sport of confined.