As some states have eased stay at home orders, the NBA reportedly is allowing teams in those markets to open up facilities for player use beginning May 1.
According to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, the NHL is thinking about doing the same thing.
The NHL says it has begun evaluating doing something similar, but no decisions yet. https://t.co/Lj4jCTiUbx
— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) April 25, 2020
However, if NHL teams do start opening up team facilities, other reports are indicating it wouldn’t be on the same target date as the NBA’s.
With @wojespn mentioning some NBA facilities in certain jurisdictions will open on May 1…An NHL source indicates it would be wrong to assume that some NHL practice rinks will open on similar timetable.
— John Shannon (@JShannonhl) April 25, 2020
There may not be any concrete plans in place, but the NHL and NHLPA’s discussions on how to move forward reportedly are “intensifying,” with a committee being formed to decide how to resume the season.