Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a call has but to be made on whether or not or not the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators shall be permitted to play residence video games with the province set to enter lockdown amid hovering COVID-19 numbers.

The NHL and NHL Gamers’ Affiliation introduced over the weekend the league is aiming to start a condensed 56-game schedule Jan. 13.

The plan is for Canada’s seven groups to play in a newly-created North Division for the 2020-21 season due to border restrictions associated to non-essential journey.

However well being officers from the 5 provinces the place these golf equipment play — Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba — have but to log off on any plan.

The lockdown introduced Monday by Ontario will go into impact Saturday and final till Jan. 23 within the province’s south, whereas the north will see restrictions lifted Jan. 9.

The NHL desires to play video games within the residence arenas of collaborating groups, however is ready to carry them in a number of “neutral-site” venues if mandatory.

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