Report: NHL team tells players to plan for May 15 workouts
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At least one NHL club has asked its players to be ready to report May 15 to start informal workouts that would precede a training camp lasting up to three weeks, according to the New York Post's Larry Brooks.
However, not every team has reportedly done so.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly responded Thursday by saying the league hasn't given its teams any timetables pertaining to the resumption of play.
"I don't know what clubs are telling their players,” Daly wrote to Brooks. “We have not specified or articulated any 'target dates' to our clubs at this point.”
"We're not going to rush anything," commissioner Gary Bettman told Sportsnet's Ron MacLean on Wednesday night.
Last week, the league recommended its players, coaches, and staff continue self-quarantining through April 30. It was the third time that date had been extended beyond March 27. The season was paused March 12 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Florida Panthers president Matthew Caldwell said Wednesday that the NHL was targeting a return in July.
Earlier in April, Bettman stated teams would need a two-to-three-week training camp before the season could resume.
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