via Bob McKenzie tweets,
As has been the case recently, NHL-NHLPA negotiations on Phase 3/Phase 4 RTP protocols and CBA extension are going late into the night. Both sides know time is tight and the push is on to get this done.
Ideally (admittedly not a good word to use in 2020), an NHLPA membership vote on Phase 3/4 RTP protocols and a CBA extension would take place by the weekend but whether that is possible depends on how these talks proceed.
The expectation is that NHL players will be paid their 2020-21 contract year signing bonuses tomorrow on July 1, as scheduled. That’s an NHL expenditure of more than $300 million.