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Teams can play, but they can’t practice. The NHL takes more steps to protect against coronavirus

The Tampa Bay Lightning are scheduled to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight.
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) shoots against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

TAMPA, Fla — Caution over competition – that appears to be the motto American sports organizations are following when it comes to protecting players, coaches and fans from coronavirus.

So far, the National Hockey League is pressing forward with the season, but it’s taking some notable precautions as COVID-19 continues to spread. The NHL announced Thursday teams are being advised not to hold morning skates, practices or team meetings today.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are scheduled take home ice tonight at 7 p.m., when they host the Philadelphia Flyers. 

10News is staying in contact with the team in case any changes are made. Check back for updates.

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