The NHL and the players ‘ Union had previously agreed to start full-fledged training camps from the 10th of July, and the restart of the season is possible from the end of July.
A League Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that all players and coaches will test for coronavirus, and 1-2 identified cases will not stop the season.
“As in other sports, if there’s a global outbreak, it will change everything. But if there be several cases in which we will be able to quickly isolate the sick, it should have no major impact,” said Bettman.
Earlier, the NHL decided not to finish the regular season. If the championship will resume at once with the playoffs with 24 participants.