NHL coronavirus

The NHL will make announcement about future of its season

The National Hockey League has issued a statement saying it will make an announcement tomorrow about what it plans to do in the wake of the NBA suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus.

One team in the league already said it will be playing games to an empty arena without fans.

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced earlier today that they will become the first NHL team to play home games without fans after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said he'd be banning large scale gatherings.

Separately, the NCAA also announced that its upcoming men's and women's college basketball tournaments will take place in empty arenas.

Also today, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic.

And earlier tonight, United States President Donald Trump announced all travel from Europe would be suspended starting Friday.

Lead photo by

Toronto Maple Leafs


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports

Steve Nash is the second Canadian to be named head coach of an NBA team

Golf course straddling the Canada-U.S. border won't let members cross over

NHL just postponed all of the playoff games tonight

Fans and players condemn NHL for going ahead with games while other leagues boycott

NHL says players have no plans to boycott games and nobody is surprised

How systemic racism shaped the history of Canada's swimming pools

NHL condemns announcer Mike Milbury's insensitive comment about women

The Habs just put up a billboard in Toronto to troll the Leafs