PHT Morning Skate: Swedish League cancels season; ‘Team Toronto Fund’ helps workers

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• Chris Johnston explains why players must remain in the cities they play in. (Sportsnet) — (UPDATE: The NHL is now allowing players to return home as long as self-quarantine for 14 days.)

• Toronto teams have created a special “Team Toronto Fund” for arena workers. (TSN)

• One full-time staff member from Canucks Sports & Entertainment has tested positive for COVID-19. (NHL.com/Canucks)

• The Swedish Hockey League has officially cancelled their season. (Yard Barker)

• The Southern Professional Hockey League has also cancelled their season. (The SPHL)

• EHC Biel head coach Antti Tormanen has tested positive for COVID-19. (Swiss Hockey News)

• Kings broadcaster Alex Faust gives a first-person account of what it was like to find out that hockey was going to be paused. (NHL.com/Kings)

• The Bruins won’t be Stanley Cup Champions if the season is cancelled and that’s the right call. (WEEI)

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.