NHL, union attain tentative deal for 56-game 2021 season
The Nationwide Hockey League and gamers reached a tentative deal Friday to carry a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of every aspect’s govt board and Canadian well being officers.
The season would begin Jan. 13. Deputy Commissioner Invoice Daly confirmed the edges have an settlement, pending the approval of varied govt boards.
The NHL Gamers’ Affiliation’s board is assembly Friday night time to debate, whereas the league’s Board of Governors might vote on the plan quickly. Approval from well being officers within the 5 Canadian provinces which have groups continues to be wanted earlier than the NHL can go forward with the season.
Coaching camps for the seven non-playoff video games would open Dec. 31 after which Jan. 3 for the opposite 24 groups. It’s unclear whether or not groups would play of their residence arenas or in “hub” cities, although an all-divisional schedule is predicted.
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