Update (10:56pm): Rumors are the season will be suspended tomorrow, with the standings being frozen and the playoffs beginning in April.
Darren Dreger on NBC Sports Network just said the NHL could suspend play Thursday, cancel the rest of the regular season and eventually resume with the playoffs. Meaning the Wild would finish one point out of the postseason. Crazy times.
— Judd Zulgad (@jzulgad) March 12, 2020
Update (10:42pm): The NHL will have a call with teams tomorrow. The NHLPA will discuss with its players.
NHL conference call tomorrow with the teams, NHLPA will canvas its executive committee.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 12, 2020
Update (10:13pm): The NHL is punting the decision to tomorrow.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 12, 2020
Update (9:59pm) Per Darren Dreger, the NHL is not suspending play….yet.
Source: the NHL won’t suspend play…at least not immediately. https://t.co/pu9BRQ95t2
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 12, 2020
Original Post (9:55pm) Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the NBA has suspended their season.
The NHL has stated they will release a statement tonight regarding the remainder of the season.
#BREAKING The NHL will have a statement re: the remainder of the season tonight. … Personally I'd be shocked if they didn't follow the NBA's lead and postpone games
— Kevin McGran (@kevin_mcgran) March 12, 2020
It is expected they will follow suit and suspend the rest of the NHL season.
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