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St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) controls the puck skating ahead of New York Rangers right wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

TORONTO (KMOV) - The NHL announced Thursday it is suspending its season due to concerns over the coronavirus and hopes to return, per Pierre LeBrun. 

The announcement came one day after the NBA made the same move. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. ESPN has reported that a second teammate has also tested positive. AP reports there is an expectation the NBA will shut down for two weeks.

The Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Red Wings and Washington Capitals share their home arenas with an NBA club.

The NCAA already announced that men’s and women’s college basketball tournament games will be played in front of no fans.

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