NHL return-to-play update: Game schedule, testing plans, players opting out and more

ByEmily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski ESPN logo
Monday, July 13, 2020

It has been 123 days since the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. As the sports world continues to reckon with adjusted schedules around the world, there also have been continuous nuggets of new information regarding the resumption of the NHL season, the draft, the playoffs and how it all affects 2020-21.

As players, executives and fans continue to adjust to the new normal, we will provide updates every week, answering all the burning questions about the various angles of the NHL's relation to the pandemic. We're getting closer to a return to the ice, and there's a new collective bargaining agreement that will ensure labor peace for the next several years. We're one step closer than we were in

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