Breaking: NHL plans to suspend season due to coronavirus

The National Hockey League is expected to suspended its 2019-2020 regular season due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, a person with knowledge of the situation told CNBC.

The person asked not to be identified as the league has not made an official announcement, which is expected later Thursday. The NHL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The New York Post first reported the NHL would suspend its season, which would come after a flurry of cancellations in the sports world.

Earlier Thursday, Major League Soccer announced the suspension of its season for 30 days due to the fast-spreading outbreak. Organizers also announced the PGA Tour will play without fans until at least April 5.