NHLPA declines to reopen CBA, preventing possible work stoppage

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TORONTO — The National Hockey League Players’ Association will not reopen the collective bargaining agreement with the NHL after the 2019-20 season.

The decision means there can’t be a potential work stoppage until the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. The current CBA remains in effect through the 2021-22 campaign.

The NHLPA advised the NHL that it was declining its option to reopen the CBA after the 2019-20 season today.