NHL is reportedly moving away from the plan to host games in neutral-site arenas

According to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, the plan to hold games in places like North Dakota or New Hampshire never got out of the concept stages because of a lack of accommodations along with challenges in staging and televising games. The league is considering holding games in NHL cities where COVID-19 is being better managed and restrictions would allow matches to be held. Raleigh, Minnesota, Edmonton, and an arena from an Atlantic Division team are being considered, per ESPN’s Emily Kaplan. Arizona has also been mentioned as a location. The NHLPA would need to sign off on any decisions and there’s no timetable right now for decisions from the NHL. Everything is still being treated as discussions and considerations at this time in what has been a very fluid situation.