The NHL says it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams if it is able to resume play

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STEPHEN WHYNO and JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writers

May 26, 2020, 8:37 PM

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The NHL announced Tuesday it will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16 if it is able to resume play.

Commissioner Gary Bettman said the decision is not a guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association must still figure out health and safety protocols and

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