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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, left, speaks to members of the media , Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

UPDATE MARCH 12: The NHL has announced it will be suspending its season until further notice. Original story follows below.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The National Hockey League will hold off on making a decision on how to proceed with its season until Thursday following ongoing coronavirus concerns.

The National Basketball Association announced Wednesday night that it would suspend its season after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The NHL said it was working with health officials to determine a plan of action moving forward:

The National Hockey League is aware of the NBA's decision tonight to indefinitely suspend its season due to a player testing positive for the coronavirus.

The NHL is continuing to consult with medical experts and is evaluating the options. We expect to have a further update tomorrow.

In a statement, the Vegas Golden Knights said they were monitoring the situation and are following recommendations.

“We understand circumstances regarding the Coronavirus are constantly evolving and are very fluid. We continue to actively monitor the situation while following recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Agency of Canada and the NHL.”

On Thursday morning, the NHL advised teams to cancel morning skates due to the uncertainty on their next steps:

Given the uncertainty regarding next steps regarding the coronavirus, Clubs are advised not to conduct morning skates, practices or team meetings today.

The NCAA announced the upcoming men's and women's basketball tournament games would be played in empty arenas, with only essential staff, family and media present.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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