NHL, players approve plan to resume season, extend CBA

Crews cover the ice at American Airlines Center in Dallas, home of the Dallas Stars hockey team, on March 12 after the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press on Sunday, July 5, that the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the season.