Bettman: NHL to return to Europe in 2020

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FILE PHOTO: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attends a information convention previous to the ice hockey NHL World Sequence match of the Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets in Helsinki, Finland November 1, 2018. Lehtikuva/Martti Kainulainen by way of Information/File Picture

The NHL will proceed to play regular-season video games in Europe in 2020, with Finland and the Czech Republic every internet hosting video games.

Commissioner Gary Bettman, talking earlier than the beginning of the 2019 World Sequence sport in Sweden on Friday, mentioned the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators will open the 2020-21 season in Prague.

The Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will play later within the yr in Helsinki, he mentioned.

The Bruins and Predators additionally will maintain a part of their coaching camps in Germany and Switzerland, respectively, and can play in an exhibition sport.

The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning are representing the NHL in video games Friday and Saturday in Stockholm.

—Discipline Stage Media