Via Paul Kukla of Abel to Yzerman: the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch reports that the NHL will give the seven teams that did not participate in the league’s “Return to Play” last summer a couple extra days to start their training camps:
The indications are there wont be any exhibition games and training camps will get underway in early January.
The seven teams that didn’t participate in the Return to Play in the summer – including the Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres – will be able to open camp on a voluntary basis on or around Dec. 28.
The reality is all these dates could move because this is a fluid situation because of the spread of COVID-19 throughout Canada and the United States. As a result, the league may start its season in hub cities and then allow teams to play out of their arenas later on.