As the majority of players in her situation, the hope of the Montreal Canadiens Alexander Romanov is waiting anxiously to know whether he will be able to participate in the playoffs of the national hockey League or if he will have to wait a year.
The League and the players ‘ Association will vote over the next few days, to finalize the next collective agreement and, at the same time, agree on the details of the procedure of the return-to-play anticipated in the next few weeks.
Romanov, choice of the second round of the Habs in 2018, reiterated Saturday that relate to the CH is the priority as soon as this summer.
“I really want to play with Montreal as soon as this season, he said to the media in Sport-Express. Nobody offers explanations about [the possibility of].”
The defender moscow’s 20-year-old has signed his first professional contract on may 8, last. The date of entry into force of this pact will depend on the announcement of the League in regards to players in his situation.
“We are waiting for the decision of the League on the collective bargaining agreement. It is expected to be announced over the next week,” said to TVA Sports the agent of the Russian, Dan Milstein, Sunday evening.
On 27 June, the network Sportsnet reported that the NHL intended to prevent players, such as Romanov, Ilya Sorokin (New York Islanders) and Kirill Kaprizov (Wild du Minnesota) to participate in the prom summer.
“There are three options for these players: they can be ineligible in 2020, under the contract, but prohibited from playing, or under contract with permission to play.
“There are a lot of ideas. Nothing is cast in concrete.”
To return to the Romanovs, Milstein has not changed its speech. As he said to the journalist of the Journal de Montréal Jean-François Chaumont, in may, his client is ready to buy a one-way trip to Montreal.
“He is ready to go as soon as the first day he will have the right,” added the agent.
Friday, the Canadians were at day 11 of phase 2 of the plan to return to the game. Paul Byron, Laurent Dauphin, Charles Hudon and Michael McNiven were on the ice in Brossard.