Details are being clarified regarding the next season of the National Hockey League (NHL), particularly regarding the offseason.
Several media reported an agreement between the circuit and the Players’ Association on Friday. This agreement will however have to be approved by the owners, Sunday afternoon, then by the players, later this week.
According to what TSN reported on Sunday morning, the transaction deadline will be April 12, while the regular season ends on May 8.
The expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken will take place on July 21, followed by the amateur auction on July 23 and 24. The free agent market will kick in on July 28.
Remember that the start of the season, which will feature 56 team games, is scheduled for January 13 after a short training camp. A Canadian section should be set up temporarily due to the closure of the Canada-US border.