The National Hockey League (NHL) would ask for an additional 13% deferral of player salaries to hold a season this winter.
This is what the daily “New York Post” put forward on Tuesday.
This would be an additional wage concession for the players, who had already accepted a 10% postponement during the renegotiations of the collective agreement in July.
Initially, these sums were to be paid in three equal payments in October 2022, 2023 and 2024.
These amounts are in addition to the 20% escrow which will allow adjustments according to the income collected by the league during the season.
The NHL wants to start the season on January 1 after its regular schedule was turned upside down last spring by the COVID-19 pandemic.