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The NHL will have an update on its plans for addressing coronavirus concerns on Thursday

The press release comes shortly after the NBA made the decision to suspend its season following one of its players testing positive for the virus.

Dallas Stars v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

Earlier this evening, the National Basketball Association announced it was suspending the remainder of its regular season after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. The league will complete tonight’s schedule, then evaluate the avaliable options.

The NHL is aware of the decision of the NBA, and is evaluating its own course of action. No decision will be made tonight, but the league expects to have something more concrete tomorrow.

Steps are already being taken to help reduce the chances of infection at league games. The match between the Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks on Thursday, March 15 was the first game slated to be played with no fans in attendance after an emergency situation was declared in the area surrounding the Sharks’ home arena. It’s possible this will be the course of action taken for all games for the time being rather than an outright postponement, but we will find out more tomorrow.