There is a strong possibility the National Hockey League will move the trade deadline back a day, from Tuesday Mar. 3 to Wednesday Mar. 4, sources tell Sportsnet.
With 12 games scheduled for the Tuesday, the league is concerned that NHL clubs would have a hard time icing full rosters should a significant number of deadline deals result in a large number of players being on the move.
The NHL had initially proposed moving the deadline up a day, to Monday Mar. 2 with only one game scheduled, but the NHL Players’ Association feels traded players would benefit more from moving the deadline back a day instead. Only two games are on tap for the Wednesday.