The National Hockey League announced Monday afternoon that the league and its Players' Association come to an agreement on the framework for this summer's Return To Play plan, as well as an extension to the current collective bargaining agreement through the 2025-26 season.
Along with this announcement, the league has officially set in place some key dates for the Return To Play plan. Phase 3 of the initiative will start next Monday, July 13 that will see the start of formal training camps for all 24 teams taking part in this summer's festivities. About two weeks later, all 24 teams will travel to their respective hub city on Sunday, July 26 to get ready for the commencement of Phase 4 (formal return to play) on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Sunday night brought about a number of reports from hockey insiders that have explained some of the protocols that have been agreed upon for both Phase 3 and 4 of the NHL's Return To Play plan.
Here are some of those protocols touched upon in the 87-page Memo of Understanding that teams and supporting staff will have to follow:
Stay tuned for the latest updates on this developing story...