A change to the NHL’s video review change could come as soon as this week, according to Sportsnet insider Chris Johnston.
The topic was discussed during the three-day general manager meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., this week. There was some thought the change could be enacted in the upcoming playoffs, but “the NHL is very much prepared to have this change happen very quickly,” Johnston said.
The current system requires on-ice referees to make the final call on coach’s challenges of goalie interference. The change would hand over duties to the league’s hockey operations department in Toronto, with a retired referee being added to the group to help with the decision.
The change is still awaiting unanimous approval from the board of governors but can go into effect once that approval is granted.