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NHL-League, players’ body agree early holiday break amid COVID-19 cases – Metro US

NHL-League, players’ body agree early holiday break amid COVID-19 cases

NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks
NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks

(Reuters) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and its players’ body have agreed to begin their holiday break after Tuesday’s matches, they said in a joint statement.

The regular season schedule is set to resume on Dec. 27, they added in Monday’s statement.

Several teams in the league have been affected by the spread of COVID-19. It was originally set to shut down from Friday to Sunday for Christmas.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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