By Ella Darling
The NHL and NHLPA have created a Return to Play Committee, which will have regularly scheduled calls.
On the committee: Gary Bettman and other NHL executives; and, according to the NHLPA, executive director Don Fehr, assistant to the director Mathieu Schneider, general counsel Don Zavelo and divisional player representative Steve Webb; as well as current players Ron Hainsey, Connor McDavid, Mark Scheifele, John Tavares and the Flyers James van Riemsdyk.
The NHL is currently in the first stage of its restart plan: self isolation. The second stage would include getting players back in small groups at NHL facilities to begin working out — and, perhaps even more important, getting on the ice to skate. Remember, most players don’t have access to ice right now, and skating is obviously a crucial component for staying in hockey shape.