League, players union must still agree to resume season
New York, NY (AP/WBEN) NHL training camps will open July 10 if the league and players’ union can reach an agreement to resume the season.
Setting this date gives the 17% of players overseas time to make arrangements to return in light of U.S. and Canada quarantine regulations. The league and NHLPA said the July 10 start of camps is pending medical and safety conditions and agreeing on getting back to games.
Camps are expected to run two to three weeks with games taking place in two “hub” cities without fans. If the league and players finalize a deal to return, games could resume in early August.
The return to play includes a 24 team playoff, for which the Sabres failed to qualify.