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The National Hockey League will reportedly be holding its entry draft upon the conclusion of the playoffs.

The Athletic’s Corey Masisak reported the draft information building off a HockeyGraphs’ Shayna Goldman report the draft will include the seven teams that didn’t qualify for the 24-team playoff.

According to Goldman, it will also include the eight teams that are eliminated in the qualifying round.

The NHLPA voted in favour of the 24-team format over the weekend, but much work is still needed to determine many of the details surrounding a return to play.

On Monday, the NHL released their phased return to sport protocol. 

Gary Bettman is expected to speak at 4:30 p.m. EST in regards to the return to play format.

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