The next step in the NHL’s Return to Play plan has been approved. The NHLPA Executive Board has approved the tentative CBA, and will send it to the full union for a ratification vote.
The NHLPA's Executive Board has approved the tentative CBA and referred it to the NHLPA Membership for a ratification vote. pic.twitter.com/nqDpMpZYbd
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 8, 2020
This was expected, especially since the agreement on the CBA MOU yesterday. It is expected that the players will ratify this in short order. Voting starts Wednesday and will last for 48 hours.
No matter where you stand on returning to play, the universal good news is that the league will avoid a lockout after the 2020-2021 season.