North American resources of ESPN and TSN reported new details regarding the restart of the season in the National hockey League (NHL). The ending of the championship will be held in the so-called bubble — canadian cities of Edmonton and Toronto, in which all the players, coaches and staff will be tested on the COVID-19. It is expected that teams involved in play-off (total of 24) will be able to come to city hubs 25-26 July and spend the first match on August 1.North American resources of ESPN and TSN revealed details of the plan for the resumption of the NHL championship. According to them, the series play-off involving 24 teams with the highest winning percentage in interrupted in March by a coronavirus pandemic of the regular season, will be held in two cities. The choice of the League fell on the canadian Edmonton and Toronto. This decision was quite unexpected, as until recently, sources reported that the priority options for the League are Las Vegas and Chicago. But the NHL, it seems, had to be abandoned due to another outbreak of coronavirus in the U.S. and, in particular, Las Vegas.It is reported that the third phase of the plan for the restart of the season — training camps — the League will be able to go after agreements to which the result of a long discussion came to the Association of NHL players and management will be ratified by the Council of owners of clubs of NHL and Union members. Roughly 13 July, according to ESPN, will begin team training, and already on July 25-26, clubs will be able to call in city hubs. It is planned that by the fourth and final phase, that is the direct holding of matches, the NHL will be able to start 1 August.For refusing declared during this period, the athletes will not apply sanctions — no fines, either in the form of disqualification. Only club on the territory of the “bubble” will be able to get 31 players (the final list, according to TSN, must be submitted no later than July 13). In addition to the players, the delegation will be able to enter the coaches, “at least one physician,” one security officer and one person who will monitor compliance with all safety rules.It is expected that the day will be conducted over 2000 tests, that is, for the first ten days at least 20 thousand. And the testing will begin within seven days prior to the arrival of the delegations of clubs in the city hubs.According to the rules, players will live strictly alone and not be able to visit the rooms to each other. Athletes will be required to wear masks and be able to remove them only at the time of exercise. On-site bars, restaurants, pools and fitness centers and representatives of teams will be forced to observe a minimum distance of 1.8 m. With relatives they don’t see at least for five weeks, family members will be able to join the players only during�� finals. Violations of safety rules will be severely punished: players will pay fines (to what extent is still unknown), and in the most extreme cases — excerpt from a document in TSN — offenders “can be removed from the territory of the “bubble” forever.”Ekaterina Remizova
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