The NHL Players Association will have a schedule of workouts that players can take part in during the first part of their preseason training camp.
The league and the players’ union have agreed to extend their session to Sept. 14, the day before the regular season starts, according to a source.
The schedule will include training sessions for all players.
Each player’s session will last 45 minutes.
Each player will receive two training sessions in total, one in the morning and one in a break.
The break will last one hour.
The players’ collective bargaining agreement requires players to take part once a week in a two-day session.
Players must be at their assigned team during that session.
A two-year, $11.8-million contract is expected to be signed by defenseman Alex Ovechkin, who signed a five-year deal with the Capitals last season.
The NHLPA has not announced the name of the workouts, but it is expected that Ovechoks will be the first to sign.
Players in the NHLPA’s new collective bargaining deal with players’ association players are eligible to participate in all three sessions, as well as two training camps.
The players’ lockout expires at the end of July.
The full schedule will be announced at a news conference on Sept. 17, and will be accompanied by an on-ice performance report from the players.
The workouts will begin at 5 a.m.
ET and conclude at 7:30 a..m., with a 10 a.b.m.-9 p.m./rescheduled session, the source said.
Each session will be held at a different facility, including one in each city and the NHL’s new headquarters.
The sessions will be streamed live online and via the NHL website.
Players participating in the workouts are eligible for a one-time $5,000 award.
The lockout ends on Sept 10, and the teams will have until the end on Sept 17 to agree to an extension of their contracts.