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The NHL told all 31 general managers on a conference call on Tuesday that the self-quarantine period will be extended by 10 days from March 27, the original date. Some players are quarantining at home while others are doing so in their NHL city.
The call was just a general update and the GMs were informed of the items discussed on the league’s call yesterday with the owners. The GMs had a lot of questions surrounding the 2020 NHL Draft, Combine, Draft Lottery, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, schedule, and free agency. Though, they received very few answers right now as it is still too early to forecast those things and the league is continuing to working on them.
One item of note on the call today: league told GMs that the period of self-quarantine for clubs will be extended 10 days past the original date of March 27 (Friday) from the original guidelines. Not surprising of course. Stay home! https://t.co/i9d1Hna9aV
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 24, 2020
The NHLPA has been in constant communication with players around the league. They had player representatives call last week and there is another one planned for this week. The players association has also been on team-by-team player calls over the last week. Overall, around 100 players have been on the phone with the players association.
MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the Washington Capitals‘ practice facility in Arlington, Virginia, announced that it will remain closed until further notice.
The GMs, players, and owners will likely continue to talk with the players over the next several days but don’t expect any decisions to be made yet.
By Harrison Brown