NHL Rumors: 2021 season announcement soon as teams tell players to start reporting in

Oilers training camp (NHLI)

The NHL and NHLPA have made more progress today and it appears news of a 2021 season is imminent. According to several reports we are looking at a 56 game schedule that will start on January 13.

A Board of Governors call is set for tomorrow at 4PM.

10 day training camps and no exhibition games

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Rogers Place RTP (Getty Images)

There was talks that teams who missed out on RTP would be allowed more time, but that doesn’t appear to be likely. Reports are coming that at this late stage we are looking at 10 day camp. This puts a lot of onus on players to have stayed in shape over the last few weeks in preparation for an unknown start date.

Players being told to make their way back

Due to the 14-day quarantine period between the U.S. and Canada, Canadian teams have asked players to make their preparations. This is another sign that things are close to getting underway for a brand new season.

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