NHL allowing Canadian family members to enter Edmonton bubble
After spending over a month in the NHL's bubble, some players and staff will get the chance to reunite with family members ahead of the conference finals.
NHL commissioner Bill Daly announced the league is allowing Canadian family members to join the Edmonton bubble but is waiting on the Canadian government regarding the possibility of also permitting those who aren't citizens, according to The Associated Press' Stephen Whyno.
Family members will be free to join as long as they adhere to quarantine regulations. The two remaining Eastern Conference teams will travel from Toronto to Edmonton to play out the remainder of the playoffs.
The plan from the outset was to grant family members access ahead of the conference finals. Discussions have been ongoing for weeks, but the league has yet to hear back from the government about the additional exemptions.