NHL says targeted start date for 2020-21 season now Jan. 1 – National

NHL says targeted start date for 2020-21 season now Jan. 1 - National


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Posted October 6, 2020 7:56 pm


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There won’t be any more NHL hockey in 2020.The league and the NHL Players’ Association announced Tuesday that they are targeting Jan. 1 for the start of the 2020-21 regular season.Commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement at the kick off of the NHL draft, which is being held virtually Tuesday and Wednesday.
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A joint release from the league and players’ union said estimated timing for the start of training camp will come “at a later date.” [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]
The league previously stated that Dec. 1 was the target date for beginning the 2020-21 season.

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The 2019-20 regular season was cut short in March due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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