The NHL's return to play has hit a bump in the road. The league will delay the start of formal training camps while negotiations between the league and player's union regarding player safety in the restart plan -- as well as CBA details -- continue. Phase 3, which was when Stanley Cup Playoff teams would begin their official training camps, has been moved from July 10 to at least July 13, according to reports.
Teams have been meeting at their own facilities since mid-June for voluntary workouts, but this delay just signals that the sides have more to work out. The two parties are working on creating an official plan for Phase 3 and 4, the latter which denotes play resuming, as well as an extension of the collective bargaining agreement.