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NHL Announces It Won't Reopen CBA; NHLPA Can Still File for Early Termination

The NHL has opted against reopening the current collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NHL Players' Association, according to Tom Gulitti of

Both sides have the option to reopen the CBA, which is set to expire on Sept. 15, 2022. However, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman revealed why the league will not be doing so.

"Based on the current state of the game and the business of the game, the NHL believes it is essential to continue building upon the momentum we have created with our Players and, therefore, will not exercise its option to reopen the CBA," Bettman said in a statement on Friday.