The NHL shortened its list of 10 potential hub cities to six with Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Vegas still in the running, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
LeBrun adds that the "hope and expectation" is for the NHL and NHLPA to agree on two hub cities by the end of this upcoming week.
Vancouver has picked up steam to be selected as one of the two destinations, according to Sportsnet's Satiar Shah.
On Friday, the Canadian government approved the NHL's proposal to use a cohort quarantine approach for players entering Canada. Though players will not be permitted to completely avoid the mandated 14-day quarantine upon entering the country, they can immediately begin training at team facilities while keeping away from the public.
The league confirmed that 11 players tested positive for the coronavirus since Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan commenced June 8. Despite the recent wave of positive tests, the league reportedly isn't considering pushing back its July 10 start date for training camps.