PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The NHL and NHLPA have reached a tentative agreement to start playing on Aug. 1.
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— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 6, 2020
Formal training camps will start on July 13. On July 26, teams will travel to hub cities. Then, on Aug. 1, the qualifying round will start.
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THINGS ARE HAPPENING!
July 13: Start of formal training camp
July 26: Teams travel to hub cities
August 1: Start of Qualifying Round pic.twitter.com/OmfeHLG8As
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 6, 2020
“The tentative agreement is now subject to approval by the NHL’s Board of Governors, as well as the NHLPA’s Executive Board followed by the full NHLPA membership,” says a press release.
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The NHL has decided that it will skip the rest of the regular season and go straight into a 24-team playoff.
If play does resume and the league launches into playoffs, the Penguins will face off against the Montreal Canadiens.
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) May 26, 2020
The NHL and NHLPA also agreed on a “memorandum of understanding that adds an additional four years to the term of the current collective bargaining agreement and includes transition rules and a new critical dates calendar,” the press release says.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 3 Confirmed Cases Of UK Coronavirus Variant
Returning to competition is phase 4 of the league’s return to play plan.