NHL.com has learned the NHL is investigating an apparent violation of the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement by NHL teams in regards to Christmas decorations.
The league announced Thursday that it has launched an investigation into whether the NHL clubs violated the league’s collective-bargaining agreement by using the phrase “Christmas” during games in 2018-19.
The report, which was not immediately available Thursday, was first reported by ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
LeBrun reports that the NHLPA has informed the league that it is “investigating whether the term ‘Christmas’ was used during NHL games during the 2018-2019 season.”
The term “Christmas,” according to NHL.coach.com, “is a term commonly used by NHL clubs during games to refer to their season, including pre-season games and the playoffs.”
The report also states that NHL.tv was also using the term “season” during game broadcasts.
According to the report, the NHL said it would not comment on the investigation.