NHL advises teams to cancel practices and meetings amid coronavirus pandemic

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The NHL released a statement on Thursday morning advising teams not to conduct morning skates, practices or team meetings while they determine the next steps amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The decision comes in light of the NBA suspending its season indefinitely after a player tested positive for COVID-19. In response to the NBA's decision, the NHL said Wednesday night it is "continuing to consult with medical experts and is evaluating the options."

A further update is expected on Thursday. The NHL is reportedly scheduled to hold a conference call with its board at 12 p.m. CT.

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