Today the NHL announced that the season was being suspended.
The @NHL pauses 2019-20 season. https://t.co/WMePei4clH pic.twitter.com/W5Hqmk3kX7— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020
This isn’t too surprising given that the NBA suspended its season last night. Earlier today, the NHL told teams not to conduct their morning skates:
Given the uncertainty regarding next steps regarding the coronavirus, Clubs are advised not to conduct morning skates, practices or team meetings today.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020
At this point, we don’t have details on how long the stoppage will last. According to the press release from the NHL, they hope to finish the season at some point. We will update you when we know more.
With so much misinformation and speculation going around not only about the NHL response, but also about the nationwide response to the coronavirus pandemic, please make sure you are getting your information from reliable sources and take care of yourself and those around you.