Just a few days ago, Tom Wilson's girlfriend Taylor Pischke shared with the world that she and the Capitals forward adopted a new dog, Halle.
As the NHL suspended its season indefinitely on Thursday in response to the rapid growth of the coronavirus, Wilson posted an Instagram picture with the eight-week-old puppy, wishing everyone good health over the next few weeks.
"Tough news around sports the last couple of days," Wilson wrote. "Wishing everyone good health as we figure this out together. And for now... it’s lots of puppy time. Hope to see everyone again as soon as we can."
Wilson will have plenty of time to spend with his new pup. The NHL has no date set for when it expects to return to action, although the league said in a statement it does expect to resume the season at some point.
The NHL joined almost every sports league in terms of suspending the season. The NBA announced the season would be put on hold Wednesday night after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus. Major League Soccer will shut down for 30 days. The NCAA canceled all winter and spring sports, including the men's and women's basketball tournaments. Major League Baseball announced spring training will be suspended and Opening Day will be delayed at least two weeks.
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