Leading Plan for NHL Return Includes Empty Rinks
The leading plan for hockey coming back this summer involves playing at a few empty NHL arenas to finish the season and award the Stanley Cup. Unknowns about the coronavirus have kept the league working on multiple scenarios. A person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press the most aggressive timetable would have players returning to their home rinks as early as May 15, followed by a training camp in June. The regular season, featuring some if not all 31 teams would then begin in July, with the Cup awarded in September.