The NHL announced Tuesday morning that it will extend its self quarantining period for another 15 days.
“The NHL, following consultation with our medical experts, as well as with representatives of the NHLPA, has made the decision to extend the self-quarantine recommendation for NHL Players, Coaches, and Hockey Staff through and including Thursday, April 30,” the NHL said in a statement. The self-quarantine had been in place through April 15.”
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 14, 2020
Days earlier, in an interview with Mike Tirico, Bettman said the league was willing to play deep into the summer to complete the season and believed the month of May may have more answers on when it could re-start.
“I think right now there’s too much uncertainty. Hopefully, we’ll all know more by the end of April. From an NHL standpoint, and I’m sure this is what the other leagues are doing, we’re viewing all of our options. We want to be ready to go as soon as we get a green light. And the green light may not be crystal clear because there may still be some places in the country where you can’t play and other places you can. We’re looking at all options. Nothing’s been ruled in. Nothing’s been ruled out. And it’s largely going to be determined, what we do, by how much time there is because we have next season to focus on as well and the health of the country — both Canada and the US obviously.”
So far, eight NHL players overall have tested positive for coronavirus in the NHL including five on the Ottawa Senators and three on the Colorado Avalanche.
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