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fans and commuters walk past Scotiabank Arena where the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Nashville Predators were supposed to play tonight. The NHL along with the NBA, MLB, NLS and MLS have suspended all games in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Good morning. Here’s your roundup of the latest news.

Around the league

The NHL Players Association Executive Board has approved the terms set forth in the new collective bargaining agreement, bringing it to a three-day vote which all signs show to pass prior to Monday’s training camp. (NHLPA)

When games begin on Aug. 1, get ready for a whole day’s worth of hockey. The NHL is planning on at least three games a day per hub city. (Bob)

With news that the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians expecting to undergo reviews of potential name changes, the Chicago Blackhawks are not planning such a transformation, which is not great, Jim! (Chicago Sun Times)

Part of the new language in the updated CBA is the potential return of NHL players to the Olympics starting in 2022. That’s news the IIHF loves to hear. (Associated Press)

Golden Knights news

Jiri Patera has gone from late-round draft pick to someone the Golden Knights think can be beneficial to their goalie prospect pipeline. (The Athletic)

The salary cap isn’t expected to budge next season, which means signing Robin Lehner beyond this year could be a problem for Vegas. (Review-Journal)

Speaking of the Panda, his new pads. Lord have mercy.

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