Tweet of note: Sportsnet Friedman and DFO’s Seravalli report that the season will be paused on Wednesday, with testing to resume on December 26


Sources tell @DailyFaceoff: #NHL, #NHLPA have agreed to suspend all operations for Dec. 22-25 and will re-open team facilities on Dec. 26 no earlier than 2pm local time. No practice, no testing during those days.

Tuesday’s 2 remaining games will be played – pending test results.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) December 21, 2021

Hearing NHL/NHLPA will agree to pause season Wednesday through Christmas Day. Players will return to team facilities on 26th — one day earlier than usual — so that testing can be resumed.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 21, 2021

Changes in the NHL calendar. Off days are now December 22-23-24 and 25. Players will now report on the 26 for testing and practice. Players can’t be on the ice before 2pm local time.— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 21, 2021


According to memo sent to teams/players, schedule resumes Monday, Dec. 27. Also: “Upon return from the holiday break to team facilities, no individual in the team’s travelling party shall enter (other than for testing purposes) until they have a negative test result.”— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 21, 2021

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