The NHL hopes to begin the 2021-22 campaign on Oct. 12, the league said Wednesday during virtual general manager meetings, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
That would be about a week later than the start of a normal season. The date is contingent on no further delays this campaign, LeBrun added.
Training camps would reportedly open on Sept. 22 if all goes according to plan.
The Seattle Kraken, the NHL's 32nd franchise, are set to play in 2021-22.