The general managers of the seven clubs not participating in the NHL's 24-team restart have submitted a collaborative proposal to the league requesting extended training camps for their respective teams prior to the 2020-21 season, sources told The Athletic's Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun.
The general managers of those teams are reportedly requesting a minimum of two additional weeks of minicamp for their clubs before other organizations begin camp. Training camps for next season are tentatively scheduled to open on Nov. 17.
Players from the 24 teams that qualified for the playoffs were able to participate in voluntary workouts and condensed training camps before the league resumed play in early August.
The squads that did not enter the bubble environments in Toronto and Edmonton face an eight-month gap between their last games in March and their next opportunity to hold organized skates.
"All we want is what the 24 teams got," one executive told Custance and LeBrun.
Players from the seven teams in question would reportedly have the option to opt out of the additional weeks of training camp.
It's not known when the NHL will issue a decision on the reported request.