NHL follows the pack, shuts down operations

After evaluating the coronavirus situation in the U.S. and Canada, the NHL has decided to suspend its season at the current time.



March 13, 2020 - 5:10 PM

Crews clean and prepare to cover the Dallas Stars ice after all NHL games were suspended due to coronavirus on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Michael Peca knows all about NHL work stoppages.

The two-time Frank Selke Award-winning forward endured two lockouts and lost another season due to a contract dispute with the Buffalo Sabres during his 14-year career, which ended with Columbus in 2009.

Never could Peca have imagined a season – never mind essentially the entire North American sports schedule – being placed in limbo because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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