NHL teams likely to have 28-player rosters

UNDATED (AP) _ The NHL continues to formulate plans for a possible return this summer.

The league has advised teams to prepare for a roster of 28 players and an unlimited number of goaltenders for training camp and the playoffs. Several general managers say they were told that would be the anticipated roster limit.

Each team is limited to 50 personnel of any kind in one of the two cities that would host games.

The NHL announced Tuesday that it has abandoned the regular season and will go straight to a 24-team postseason if play resumes. The league shut down March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The NHL has had 16-team playoffs since it became a 21-team circuit before the 1979-80 season.

The NHL says training camp isn’t expected to begin before early July. Games could begin in late July or early August.