NHLPA President and General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has announced no changes to the travel advisory from Hurricane Irena.
Cheveladayoff, who was the only NHL executive to be in the path of the storm on Monday, made the announcement during a press conference Wednesday in New York City.
“The NHLPA will not be making any changes to our travel advisory,” Cheveltayoff said.
“Our players and staff will continue to play in the same places they have been for the past four years.
We look forward to having a great trip.”
Cheveltai said the NHLPA is aware of the significant number of fans who have already traveled to North Carolina and will be keeping those fans informed on the status of their plans.
“We’re going to be on top of it,” Chevetayoff told reporters.
“We’re also going to work closely with the National Guard to ensure our players have all the support they need to get back to their jobs and play in games again.”
Chevetay off the Hurricanes travel advisoryThe NHL has not made any changes since the storm hit the Carolinas on Sunday.
The league’s travel advisory will be updated as the storm moves along.
The Hurricanes and NHL were also not updated by the National Weather Service on Tuesday when the storm approached.
The NHL will have more information on the travel advisories as it becomes available, Chevelenayoff added.
The travel advisory for Friday night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks will be announced Thursday.
Cheveletaayoff and the NHL have had two meetings with the Hurricanes this week.
The first was with Hurricanes general manager Doug Gilmour last week, and the second was with Chevelevah, Chevetah, and Chevetai.