St. Louis Blues President and CEO Chris Zimmerman has issued the following statement on the NHL pausing the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus:
As many of you are aware, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced today that the National Hockey League has paused our season in light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus. I can assure you that the St. Louis Blues and the NHL are following the mandates of health experts and local authorities to ensure that anyone who joins us for events at Enterprise Center and Stifel Theatre are in a safe and healthy environment.
We will continue to monitor all of the appropriate medical advice, and will encourage everyone affiliated with our organization and all of St. Louis to take all reasonable and appropriate precautions. Our goal is to resume play and host other events as soon as it is appropriate. We expect to complete this season and defend the Stanley Cup."
We are in constant communication with health experts, the city of St. Louis and the NHL and we will update you on further developments. Until then, we thank you for your patience and your support. Stay healthy and safe - we look forward to seeing you back at an event here very soon.
Earlier Thursday, Bettman released a statement from the NHL.