Oilers, Flames and Canucks might move their AHL teams for next season

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On Wednesday, news broke that some Canadian NHL teams, including the Oilers, might move their AHL affiliates north of the border next season. The initial announcement came from Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman, let’s check it out.

In what is more or less a blog post, Friedman touched on the end of the 2020 season and how the NHL is preparing for this winter. And, one aspect was Canada teams dealing with border restrictions if teams need to call up players.

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Specifically, the Oilers, Flames, and Canucks all have AHL teams south of the border. If injuries, illnesses, or other issues affect their rosters, their call-ups might still have to wait through quarantine. Due to the timeframes between games, that would be almost impossible to do.

So, these teams might instead move them north of the border. The story is still in its early stages, so no word on whether they would come to each city or find a centralized location. We’ll keep tabs on it for you, though!

Enjoy the rest of the week, folks!