NHL follows NBA, pauses season due to coronavirus


DENVER (KDVR) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the suspension of the NHL season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Although no NHL player or staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19, Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert tested positive prompting the NBA to suspend the remainder of the season. The NHL and NBA share arenas and it is the logical move for the league.

The Colorado Avalanche released a statement regarding the announcement on Thursday afternoon:

“The NHL has suspended the season as they continue to assess the ongoing COVID-19 situation. At this time, no games have been canceled and the league is evaluating how best to approach the remainder of the season. Once we are given direction by the league, we will proactively communicate with ticket holders their options. If a game is permanently canceled, you will be presented a range of refund, credit or other options.”

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