NHL Releases Statement About Evaluating Future of Season in Light of NBA Season Suspension

By Chris Pennington on March 11, 2020 at 10:25 pm
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a press conference before game one of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden.
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On Wednesday night, the NHL released a statement that regarding the future of its league in light of the NBA suspending its season due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and specifically a player for the Utah Jazz being tested positive for it.

The NHL will reportedly make its decision on Thursday, after the consultation of "medical experts" and "evaluating their options".

Right now, the Columbus Blue Jackets have already taken precautionary measures in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic, including banning spectators from their home games for the remainder of their scheduled games.

The Blue Jackets face off with the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow night at Nationwide Arena, and only home and visiting club personnel, credentialed media and broadcast partners, essential club and arena staff and NHL officials will be permitted to enter the building. 

We will continue to give updates as storylines alongside the Coronavirus, the Blue Jackets and the NHL are reported.

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