The NHL's financial bounceback from the pandemic could be on a faster track than originally expected.

According to deputy commissioner Bill Daly, during an interview for an upcoming episode of 31 Thoughts: The Podcast with Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek, the league expects the salary cap to increase by $1 million for the 2022-23 season.

Daly's announcement comes after NHL commissioner Gary Bettman had previously said the salary cap would remain flat at its current ceiling -- $81.5 million -- for "the immediate future." Bettman cited reduced attendance and lost revenue streams as some of the reasons the salary cap would remain unchanged.