NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will be making a formal announcement on the NHL’s Return to Play Plan for the 2019-20 season at 4:30 PM, Tuesday.
Bettman’s statement will be aired live on NBCSN and NHL Network in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada. Fans can also watch on the NHL’s social platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, Bettman will announce the 24-team playoff format agreement the NHL/NHLPA has signed off on.
From the NHL: “National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement today at 4:30 p.m. ET regarding the Return to Play Plan for the 2019-20 NHL season.''
So this is to announce the 24-team format agreement the NHL/NHLPA have signed off on.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) May 26, 2020
Before the telecast, Bettman will share details of the plan with NHL GMs at 3 PM.
NHL GMs will get the details of the NHL RTP format on a 3 p.m. ET conference call with the league.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 26, 2020
Commissioner Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will also host a media availability on Zoom at 6 PM.
The NHLPA officially approved the 24-playoff plan on Friday, allowing further negotiations with the league to return this season. The NHL’s Board of Governors also recently approved the return to play format.
On Monday, the NHL released their Phase 2 protocol which would allow teams to start small group workouts again.
More from the NHL:
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to Make Formal Announcement on Return to Play Plan for 2019-20 NHL Season
NEW YORK (May 26, 2020) – National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman will make an announcement today at 4:30 p.m. ET regarding the Return to Play Plan for the 2019-20 NHL season. It will air on NBCSN and NHL Network in the United States as well as Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada, and will be streamed live on NHL.com and across NHL Social platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube).
An interactive media availability with Commissioner Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will follow via Zoom at 6 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on NHL.com. A video recording and written transcript of the press conference will be available to media after its conclusion.
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