LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Following a 142-day pause, the National Hockey League on Friday announced it will resume with a five-game schedule of Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Aug. 1.

The date to resume comes after the National Hockey League Players' Association and the NHL ratified a four-year extension to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (through 2025-26) and a Return to Play plan, according to a release.

"The sweeping arrangements pave the way for the resumption of the 2019-20 NHL season toward the crowning of a Stanley Cup champion by early October and provide an updated economic framework for the League and the Players, including addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic," the release said.

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Bad idea to play this season with a pandemic going on. There is no way these guys will be able to escape the virus. This is especially a bad business decision to place your assets into this burning building covid19.

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