Friends, we’ll have some summer hockey.
Per multiple reports, the National Hockey League and the NHLPA have both voted to ratify the proposed Return to Play protocols and a four year extension to their collective bargaining agreement.
Hearing both NHL and NHLPA have voted to accept CBA/Return to Play protocols.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 10, 2020
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 10, 2020
Hearing #NHLPA membership voted 502-135 in favor of ratifying full CBA and RTP package. That's nearly 79 per cent in favor.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 10, 2020
With the CBA now ratified, NHL players can officially opt-out of this summer's training camp and playoffs without penalty until 5 p.m. ET on Monday.
Players must notify their teams in writing before that deadline. No reason needs to be provided.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 10, 2020
We’ll have more on this, including what it means for the Calgary Flames and you as a hockey fan, as information is released to the media by the NHL and the clubs.