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.
As per someone on the Board of Governors call with the NHL, the season has officially been paused.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 12, 2020
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.