When the NHL restarts its season on Aug. 1 in Toronto and Edmonton, neither commissioner Gary Bettman nor deputy commissioner Bill Daly will be on-site.
\"Bill and I have actually put ourselves on the back burner because we don\'t have the requisite approvals to enter Canada or the bubble without a 14-day quarantine,\" Bettman said Friday during a news conference. \"We also have an open question as to whether or not an owner or a senior executive of a club can come in and watch the games from outside the bubble. Those are questions that are still evolving.\"
There are many questions about the NHL\'s restarted season, and some were answered during Bettman\'s availability, including the fact that the commissioner will be the one to ultimately make the call on a player\'s eligibility if he tests positive for COVID-19 or needs to be quarantined for any reason.