Daly: Jan. 1 'remains our objective' to begin 2020-21 NHL season

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The NHL still has its eyes set on starting the 2020-21 season on New Year's Day.

Dropping the puck on Jan. 1 "remains our objective," league deputy commissioner Bill Daly told TSN's Pierre LeBrun on Friday.

The NHL-NHLPA return-to-play committee hasn't met yet to discuss the matter despite the date being less than two months away, LeBrun added.

The upcoming campaign's logistics remain unknown. It's unclear how many games will be played, whether an all-Canadian division will be created due to border restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, if bubbles will be needed, or if fans will be able to attend games.

Earlier reports state the league isn't considering anything less than 48 games. Daly previously mentioned at least 10-12 scenarios the league could viably look at, but added none are more likely than others.

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Daly: Jan. 1 'remains our objective' to begin 2020-21 NHL season
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