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NHLPA Executive Board Reportedly Voting on 24-Team Return-to-Play Proposal

The 31 player representatives of the NHLPA Executive Board are voting on the league's 24-team return-to-play proposal, per The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

Voting is underway and can go into Friday, per LeBrun. Results are expected no later than Friday evening for the proposal, which would resume a 2019-20 season currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frank Seravalli of TSN reported on the logistics of the 24-team format:

"In this 24-team proposal, the top 12 teams from each conference, based on points percentage, will play on, with the top four in the East and West (regardless of division) each receiving a bye to the actual playoff portion.