Good news, hockey fans. The NHL might see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In a memo sent to teams and players Wednesday, the NHL suggested it “may be able” to open facilities in the “mid-to-later portion of May” as long as things “continue to trend favorably” for the league, per TSN’s Frank Seravalli. The memo recommends players currently sheltering themselves outside their club’s city to “consider whether to plan to return” to their respective sites.
For the time being, however, the league’s Phase 1 recommendations remain in place.
Until then, players and teams have been instructed to continue with the Phase 1 recommendations – which is to say, keep doing what you've been doing since the #NHL hit pause on March 12.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) April 29, 2020
While this isn’t the most dramatic headline from the coronavirus news cycle, it certainly is a glimmer of hope for fans itching to watch some sports.