While we’re still waiting for official word on a CBA Memorandum of Understanding and the final Return to Play protocols, we now at least have an idea of when the free agency period will begin.  TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports (Twitter link) that the agreement to extend expiring contracts runs through October 31st which means that the league is targeting November 1st as the beginning of the 2020-21 calendar which would also serve as the opening day of free agency.

This also means that contract extensions will need to be put on hold as well.