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Coronavirus Update: NHL Releases Updated Player Guidelines for Paused Season

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The NHL and NHLPA have told players they can head back home.

New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

In the midst of a global pandemic; the NHL, along with the NBA and MLB and practically the entire sports world, has suspended their season and shut down all hockey activity for the foreseeable future. Players had to hunker down in the home cities of their teams (meaning the Rangers had to stay in the city or the surrounding area), now the NHL and NHLPA have told players that they can go home, which means young players like Kaapo Kakko and Filip Chytil can head back to Finland and the Czech Republic respectively among others. If they choose to go home, players must maintain a 14 day self-quarantine as per the WHO and CDC guidelines.

Here is the official release from the NHL:

With some more thoughts from Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman:

As always guys, please stay healthy and safe and stay home as much as possible. Stick with us as we continue to update everyone.