NHL Reaches Tentative Agreement
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL and NHL Players' Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension.
The league's board of governors and players' executive committee and full membership must approve it for it to happen.
If ratified, the agreement will end a pandemic-forced shutdown for 31 teams across North America that began in mid-March.
Games would resume in late July or early August with 24 teams taking part in expanded playoffs, finishing with the Stanley Cup being awarded in October.
with files from (The Associated Press)