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Canadian border shutdown could hamper NHL

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Posted at 2:19 AM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 02:19:25-04

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The NHL could have trouble getting non-Canadian resident players into Canada should the league decide to resume the 2019-20 season soon.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that players would at a minimum need to follow quarantine protocols if they were to arrive in Canada while the border remains closed due to the pandemic.

Trudeau says anyone who arrives from another country will have to follow all the rules of quarantine in an extremely strict manner.

However, he adds that an agreement between Canada and the NHL hasn’t been brokered.