NHL becomes latest league to postpone season over COVID-19

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The National Hockey Leauge has become the latest professional sports league to postpone its season over COVID-19.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is “pausing” its season.

The move comes a day after the NBA suspended play following a player’s positive COVID-19 test. The NHL has not said any player has tested positive for the virus.

The NHL is halting play with 189 games left in the regular season and sparking uncertainty about how many more if any could be go on before the playoffs.

The Carolina Hurricanes were slated to play the New Jersey Devils in Newark on Thursday at 7 p.m.

As for the Canes home area, the PNC Arena said all events will go on as scheduled.

This story will be updated.

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