Canucks games cancelled until further notice

The National Hockey League has paused its 2019-20 season as the Coronavirus continues to spread around the world

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What happened: The National Hockey League is the latest sports organization to suspend its season.

Why it matters: The league has determined it is no longer appropriate to continue to play games.

All Vancouver Canucks games have been cancelled until further notice.

The National Hockey League (NHL) announced Thursday it is pausing its 2019-20 season, starting with today's games. 

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in statement that it is no longer appropriate for teams to continue to play games at this time.

The news follows similar announcements from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Soccer (MLS). The former has suspended its season, and the latter has postponed all games for the next 30 days.

Bettman said the goal is to resume the season and award the Stanley Cup this year. No timeline for when games might resume has been shared. 

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