The 2019-20 NHL season remains suspended with lots of questions marks.
The league also revealed it's first two players that have tested positive for the coronavirus who both play for the Ottawa Senators.
With numbers rising as are questions regarding the season, the NHL released a statement regarding what might happen with the rest of season.
Here's an excerpt from the official release:
"Has any decision been made regarding whether the remainder of the regular season will be played? Has any decision been made regarding what form the Stanley Cup Playoffs would take?
No. The form and format of resumption of play scenarios will depend entirely on what transpires between now and when we are permitted and able to resume -- and, ultimately, on timing and taking into account logistical constraints. We are going to have to be flexible and react to events as they unfold as well as the best medical advice available.
Will games resume in arena venues that are closed to the public?
It is premature to say what the circumstances would be for resumption of play, but we are prepared to follow the direction of relevant health authorities.
If the NHL playoffs go into July and/or August, could there be a shortened regular season next year?
No. We do not anticipate a scenario in our resumption of play format that would endanger or interfere with the League’s ability to stage and execute the 2020-21 NHL season in its entirety.
Have any decisions been made regarding the 2020 Draft or Combine?
At this time, no decisions have been made regarding the timing or format of the NHL Draft or Combine.
How will the League handle Player contracts that expire July 1 in the event the season’s end is delayed?
Any decision we make on the schedule and critical dates calendar during the off-season ultimately will be done in conjunction with the NHLPA and, in that context, the parties will discuss how best to accommodate the resumption of play determinations that are ultimately made."
You can check out the full release by clicking here.