from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,
The NHL is "starting to explore contingency plans" should the coronavirus become a significant health threat in North America ahead of the 2019-20 NHL playoffs, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN on Monday.
Daly did not rule out several options, such as postponing or canceling games, or even playing games in front of empty arenas.
"I think it's very unlikely -- knock on wood, I'm hopeful -- that we would progress to a stage where we have to consider something that dramatic," Daly said. "But certainly everything is possible, and we have to look at all possible contingencies. If it gets to that point, we will be ready."
continued including the stick plants are up and running again...