NHL Rumors: Vote On Return To Play ‘Likely To Be Completed’ Friday


We may have some more clarity on the return of another major league sport come Friday night.

The NBA reportedly is eyeing a mid-July return with players returning to practice in June. And now the NHL may know what the playoff format will look like should the league return.

The league and its Players’ Association Return to Play committee reportedly were “making progress” last weekend regarding the 24-team playoff scenario. The format, according to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, would not head straight into the Stanley Cup playoffs.

LeBrun on Thursday reported after the scheduled meeting that the “Executive Board (31 player reps) is in the process of voting on the 24-team Return to Play format,” and the results should be known tomorrow.

TSN’s Darren Dreger also reported the news with some details how the 24-team format would work.

Now we wait to see how this all plays out.

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