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An abbreviated version of Pens Points today, as the NHL season is put on hold.

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Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning...

It was made official yesterday after the NBA halted their season, but the NHL has paused their season amid coronavirus fears. [Pensburgh]

And the American Hockey League has followed the NHL’s footsteps in suspending their play as well. [Pensburgh]

Commissioner Gary Bettman says no NHL player has tested positively for COVID-19 yet. [NBC Sports]

For the players, the frustration of not being able to play right before the postseason is also met with the understanding of not wanting the disease to spread. [Forbes]

What will the NHL season look like if it resumes after the coronavirus shutdown? [The Athletic (Subscription Needed)]

Here is a list of all the sporting events that have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. [ESPN]

The NHL’s response to the coronavirus draws some parallels to the 1919 Stanley Cup cancellation over the Spanish flu. [Fox Business]