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One day after instructing its players to self-isolate for an additional 10 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL officially announced Wednesday that it has postponed the Scouting Combine, NHL Awards show and 2020 NHL Draft.

The three events were originally scheduled for June 1-6 in Buffalo, N.Y., June 18 in Las Vegas and June 26-27 in Montreal, respectively.

The location, timing and format of the NHL Draft and lottery will be announced when details are finalized, but it's looking more likely that the draft itself will be conducted online. Montreal was set to be the host for the first time since 2009.

The news doesn't come as a surprise, but it does acknowledge that the league hopes to finish the 2019-20 season in some capacity before it turns the page to 2020-21.

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