The National Hockey League and its Players Association announced on Monday a tentative agreement on a “Return To Play Plan,” along with an extension of the collective bargaining agreement.
Under the plan, formal training camp will begin on July 13th, clubs will travel to the hub cities on July 26th, and the qualifying round will start on August 1st. The agreement is subject to approval by the NHL’s Board of Governors and the NHLPA’s Executive Board, followed by the full NHLPA membership.
The NHL has not announced its hub cities, but the most recent reports expect it to be Toronto and Edmonton.
Round-robin for top four
- #5 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #12 Montreal Canadiens
- #6 Carolina Hurricanes vs. #11 New York Rangers
- #7 New York Islanders vs. #10 Florida Panthers
- #8 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. #9 Columbus Blue Jackets