With the NHL expected to launch training camp Sunday, player scrambles to return from their European teams are playing out like a scene from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

"Four-hour train ride, 9-hour flight, 5-hour layover, 6-hour flight," Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan, who had been playing for Mora in Sweden's second division, tweeted Monday morning. "And then back on the ice with the guys."

Players have already been allowed to use team training facilities, but training camp won't start until players approve a memo of understanding covering the details of the new CBA. It's now likely that voting won't be completed until Saturday.

If training camp doesn't start until Sunday, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said it is still possible to start the season on Jan. 19. That will mean players will be in training camp for only six days. The last possible date for a Stanley Cup Final game will be June 28, although the league is still trying to get that down to June 26.

Nashville Predators forward Sergei Kostitsyn and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin of Avangard Omsk were the only two NHL players to play for their Kontinental Hockey League teams on Monday. Others, such as Washington Capitals players Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, left their teams after the agreement was reached, though Lubomir Visnovsky's agent told Newsday that the New York Islanders defenseman was staying with Slovan Bratislava in his native Slovakia.