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.
To add to Shayna's info, I have heard that the 2020 NHL draft will not happen until after the playoffs. https://t.co/OwXNNwzmG9
— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) May 26, 2020
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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