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A Google Translate caveat here, but it appears the Devils were interested in Rikard Grönborg, the head coach at ZSC Lions in Switzerland, and were allowed to talk with him, though his team “made it absolutely clear that we would not release him from the contract.” [Watson]
ICYMI: The NHLPA’s Executive Board voted in favor of a 24-team return-to-play format with the top four seeds in both conferences getting “byes” into the playoffs with 16 other teams playing in a best-of-five play-in round. Plenty of work yet to do, but the framework appears to be set here: [Sportsnet] [TSN] [ESPN]
A smattering of restart updates:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces effective today that all professional sports teams in the state can begin training camps while following the appropriate health protocols.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 24, 2020
Foreign athletes from multiple pro sports leagues will be exempt from restrictions on travel to the US during the coronavirus pandemic, the acting DHS secretary says https://t.co/OvHA6lecHq pic.twitter.com/hQGz5f4mmU— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 24, 2020
The NHL says even if there are two infections on a team, it doesn’t necessarily mean the entire team will be quarantined. That sounds problematic from here. https://t.co/7uYgVfmw0G— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) May 22, 2020
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