The NHL has instructed its players and team staff to extend their ongoing self-isolation until April 4, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on a call with reporters Wednesday, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.
On March 16, the NHL permitted players to fly home if they self-quarantined through March 27. Daly cautioned Wednesday that the new timetable isn't set in stone, either.
"A memo has already gone out to the clubs on that," he said. "The new date is April 4, but ... that's a meaningless date, really, at this point in time. As we get closer to the date, we're going to have to make decisions as to what to do then. We're biting this off in chunks."
The league shut down operations on March 12 and has been weighing several options for potentially resuming play. At this point, a priority for the league is ensuring the 2020-21 schedule isn't affected by playing out the remainder of the current season.
Meanwhile, two members of the Ottawa Senators are the only NHL players who've been known to test positive for the virus.