The NHL players will begin their vote to ratify the new CBA at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday.
The vote will conclude at 8:00 a.m. ET on Saturday. It's a secret ballot and the results will be made known shortly after the end of voting. It's assumed that the new CBA will pass without difficulty. Once that happens, the NHL schedule will probably be released. It's also worth noting that training camp will probably start on Sunday and then the NHL season will begin on Jan. 19.