NHL Extends Self-Quarantine Order


UNDATED (WTVN)--The National Hockey League has extended the order for teams to self-quarantine, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Originally, it was set to expire March 27th, but in a conference call Tuesday with league officials, the move to extend it 10 days was approved, to at least April 6th.

There is still no clarity on when the NHL might resume its season, though the CDC's recommendation of no gatherings of 50 or more people until mid-May is expected to factor into timing.

Commissioner Gary Bettman is optimistic that the season can resume, and the Stanley Cup can be awarded, but the league is now considering games for the 2019-2020 season into late-summer and early fall.

When the league stopped play nearly three weeks ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were in playoff position, in the 2nd wild card spot under the current playoff format.

(information from the AP contributed to this story)