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That agreement, according to reports, could come over the weekend, and a vote could come as early as Monday.
The exemption, which was expected to be granted by the feds, eliminates the final hurdle for Canadian NHL teams in terms of getting their players across the border and back to their respective cities without interfering with the start of training camps.
Some Canadian NHL teams, including the Winnipeg Jets, have their own protocol in place, including a seven-day quarantine period mandated by the club in an effort to protect the public. This also includes testing protocols set out in Phase 2 of the NHL’s RTP plan.
The Jets had players trickling into Winnipeg throughout the week, with the majority of the team expected to be in the city by Friday.