Blackhawks president of hockey operations Stan Bowman says the NHL will not be changing the regular season for the first time since 2009.
Bowman said Monday that the league will continue to operate a regular-season schedule that features two games a day in the third period and two games in the second.
“The playoffs are going to be there,” Bowman said.
“There will be no change.”
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said the league would continue to play the playoffs.
He said the NHL would “not be changing” the regular-year schedule.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)The Blackhawks, whose last playoff appearance came in 2016, are one of five teams still competing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
They are the only team without a winning record and the only one without a Stanley Cup title.
Chicago has won two Stanley Cups in the past three years and have been swept in the first round in each of those seasons.
Bowman has said the team is not planning on going back to the playoffs for the foreseeable future.
The Blackhawks will play the Anaheim Ducks at United Center on Tuesday night.