NHL, NHLPA announce further COVID-19 protocols and one rule change – The Denver Post

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Tuesday announced medical protocols and other COVID-10 safety guidelines along with an adjustment to the offside rule.

In the past, an attacking player’s skate must be behind the blue line or his skate touching the blue line before the puck enters the offensive zone. Now, his skate can hover over the blueline and he will not be ruled offside.

The COVID-19 protocols for home and traveling teams are generally what the general public is being asked to do. A few of the players-only rules: