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Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment is reversing course on a plan to temporarily cut pay for salaried employees. “After listening to our staff and players, it’s clear that was the wrong decision,” Josh Harris said. “We have reversed it and will be paying these employees their full salaries.” [NHL]
Sixers and Devils at-will employees were informed today that temporary salary reductions of up to 20 percent will be instituted for employees making more than $50,000 starting April 15 through the end of June, @NYTSports has learned— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 23, 2020
Three straight! In the sim season, the Devils beat the Blue Jackets, 7-6, in the shootout:
The former owner of the Albany River Rats:
The entire AHL offers its condolences to the family of former Albany River Rats owner Walter L. Robb on his passing today. https://t.co/mgOpSKam6g— AHL Communications (@AHLPR) March 23, 2020
The NHL is temporarily cutting league office employees salaries by 25%:
Just filed to ESPN: the NHL is temporarily cutting league office employees salaries by 25%.— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) March 24, 2020
According to sources, the NHL is hoping that the temporary pay cut among league office employees will prevent them from making any layoffs during this uncertain time.
Probably not terribly surprising, but the league has told players and staff to continue to isolate for another 10 days. [Sportsnet]
With this summer’s Tokyo Olympics postponed, the league’s potential window for playing out the season has expanded. [Sportsnet]
The league has requested each team to provide available home dates at their arenas in the month of August. [TSN]
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