Edmonton has been selected to host both the conference finals and Stanley Cup Final this summer, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Thursday.
Though the NHL has yet to make an official announcement, Edmonton and Toronto have reportedly been tabbed as the two hub cities that will host the 24-team playoff if the league returns this summer.
The NHL and the players' association are working toward a new collective bargaining agreement that includes the return-to-play protocols and remedies for lost revenue due to the league's shutdown. The hub cities are expected to be made official once that agreement is pending player approval.
Edmonton's hub-city plan involves a bubble spanning multiple blocks that includes the JW Marriott hotel, the Sutton Place Hotel, and Rogers Arena and its practice facility. A wall will be built around the bubble to help maintain player and public safety, according to The Athletic's Michael Russo.
Training camps are scheduled to begin July 10 under Phase 3 of the league's return-to-play plan.