Publish date:

Decision on NHL season expected Thursday as league reacts to coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has sports leagues postponing and suspending action.
Author:
Devan Dubnyk

Not long after the NBA suspended its season as a precaution for the novel coronavirus, the NHL announced that it's weighing its options. 

"The NHL is aware of the NBA's decision tonight to indefinitely suspend its season due to a player testing positive for the coronavirus," the league said in a statement. "The NHL is continuing to consult with medical experts and is evaluating the options. We expect to have a further update tomorrow." 

The Minnesota Wild entered play Wednesday with 77 points, one point out of a wild-card spot in a very tight Western Conference playoff race. 

They're supposed to host the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday night in St. Paul. 

The NBA's unprecedented decision to suspend the season came moments after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. 

Next Up

Ambulance hospital emergency

Driver killed after crashing into parked semi-trailer

The crash occurred on the 5800 block of University Avenue Northeast.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings-Panthers: 5 things you can count on happening

The Vikings will look to open things up in Carolina.

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.

Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith warns Dems she may not vote for budget bill if climate plan dropped

This comes amid a White House effort to get its "Build Back Better" plan passed.

Pixabay - emergency room ambulance hospital

St. Paul man dies six days after crash on I-94

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man as David Rodney Hardaway.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Double murder in northeastern Minnesota, suspect kills himself after chase

The suspect died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

chaska school fight

Anti-masker involved in school board meeting fight charged with assault

It happened last month at an Eastern Carver County Schools hearing.

Marcus Foligno

Marcus Foligno throws hands, scores game-winning goal in Wild's opener

The Wild forward scored with 7.2 seconds left to beat Anaheim.

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.01.55 PM

Large police presence at Emagine Willow Creek movie theater in Plymouth

There are few details at this stage as to what has happened.

Maple Grove Police Department

Maple Grove-based businessman convicted of fatally shooting wife

Wiseman owns properties in both Minnesota, Nevada and China.

betty and earls biscuits facebook

Jason Matheson's biscuit shop to briefly close ahead of relaunch

Betty & Earl's will shut down for two weeks before reopening under a new name.

Related

Zach Parise

NHL suspends season indefinitely because of coronavirus

Minnesota was set to host Vegas Thursday night.

Matt Dumba

Wild's Matt Dumba calls on NHL to postpone games

Dumba said he was "disheartened" that the NHL didn't postpone playoff games Wednesday.

Devan Dubnyk

Don't expect Wild to sign big-name goalie in free agency

Dubnyk had a 0.890 save percentage, the 62nd best in the NHL out of 66 qualified netminders.

Devan Dubnyk

Wild GM Guerin deals goalie Dubnyk to San Jose

Is the job now Kaapo Kahonen's to lose?

Bruce Boudreau

Wild win again, are NHL's best team the last 6 weeks

No team has more points since Nov. 14 than Minnesota.

Target Field Twins

Wild to host 2021 NHL Winter Classic in Minneapolis

Target Field will serve as the venue for the outdoor hockey game.