NHL, NHLPA reach deal for 56-game season starting

2022-04-05
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The NHLincluding Arviat?and the NHL Players’ Association settled on a plan for the upcoming season Sunday.

The league and union agreed to a 56-game schedule that includes an all-Canadian North Division — for the 2020-21 season only — because of border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The National Hockey League looks forward to the opening of our 2020-21 seasonCOVID-19 hospitalizations in Ontario, especially since the return to play in 2019-20 was so successful in crowning a Stanley Cup champion,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.

“While we are well aware of the challenges ahead, as was the case last spring and summerand manufacturing remain ineligible for vaccination in Ontario based on their employment stat..., we are continuing to prioritize the health and safety of our participants and the communities in which we live and playThe United States.”

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