NHL awaits players' vote before discussing what comes next

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return-to-play format, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, late Thursday, May 21, 2020.

The NHL is awaiting the result of a players' vote on a 24-team playoff format before discussing its options on how to proceed in its bid to resume play.

With the NHL Players’ Association executive board could release the results of its vote as early as Friday, but numerous questions remain whatever the decision is.

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