The National Hockey League (NHL) announced Friday evening that it was postponing the resumption of its activities by one day. The 32-team season was put on hold on December 20, due to a spike in Covid-19 cases across the circuit. The return will be on December 26… for training.
At that time, ten clubs were already on enforced break due to outbreaks. About 15% of players were under the league’s pandemic protocol. Players will need to receive a negative result before returning to their team. The NHL initially planned that this return would take place on December 26, but it now wants to give itself more time to analyze the situation following these screening tests.