Citing “uncertainty regarding next steps regarding the coronavirus,” the NHL announced that teams were advised to cancel morning skates, practices, and meetings on Thursday.
This comes after the NHL stated that it was considering its options after the NBA put its season on hold due to the coronavirus.
The uncertainty regarding whether the season will be put on hold or not could be cleared up as soon as Thursday afternoon. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that there could be a conference call covering the issue at 1 p.m. ET.
Several signs point to the season being placed on hold, but it’s not a guarantee yet.
Hearing that on-ice officials who are on the road now to work NHL games have been told to book flights home ….
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 12, 2020
The CHL and AHL rank among other leagues that are still mulling over their options. Meanwhile, other sports leagues are making decisions, including the MLS’ interestingly specific 30-day pause.
Major League Soccer Suspends Season for 30 Days pic.twitter.com/P0HEPmsnkx
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 12, 2020
Stay tuned as this situation develops. Check out the Push for the Playoffs in the event that Thursday’s games go on as planned.