Blues ticket holders can get refunds or use tickets for games next season

The NHL is reportedly considering two possible paths for a potential return of game action to finish out the 2019-20.

Sam Masterson
May 13, 2020 - 8:01 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The St. Louis Blues have set ticket policy guidelines for games postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blues president and CEO of business operations Chris Zimmerman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, season-ticket holders can apply money spent for the six home games left on the schedule when play was suspended in March as a credit for tickets next season or get a refund. Single-game ticket buyers can get a refund from their original point of purchase – such as Ticketmaster.com – or use the money to purchase single-game tickets next season.

The NHL's top minor league affiliate canceled the remainder of its season and playoffs on Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The American Hockey League officially suspended the balance of the 2019-20 season so it can focus on restarting next season, said league president Dave Andrews.

"After a lengthy review process, the American Hockey League has determined that the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions," a statement said. "The League's operational focus has turned toward actively preparing for the 2020-21 season. We are very grateful to the National Hockey League and its teams for their support and leadership in navigating through the challenges faced over the past two months."

It was unclear whether the AHL decision hinted at any news in the offing from the NHL. From a roster perspective, NHL teams typically have unlimited recalls from the AHL once its season is over, according to the ESPN report.

The NHL is reportedly considering two possible paths for a potential return of game action to finish out the 2019-20, according to Newsday.

One such scenario would involve allowing 24 teams to finish off the regular season to determine who reaches the playoffs, as well as seeding. A second proposal would see the league advance directly to its playoffs without finishing the regular season.

The league was previously reported to have been considering a "biosphere" proposal where teams would be sequestered to one of a small handful of cities, with venues closed to fans, where the teams would play all their games without having to travel.

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