— The NHL Players’ Association is revising the way it regulates the water recycling and water reuse programs in the game.
The league said Friday that players will now have to follow guidelines set by the league.
It said the guidelines will help ensure that water reuse is as safe as possible and to ensure that players can continue to practice in safe conditions and that the water quality and safety of all water users is kept at the highest possible level.
The NHLPA said in a statement that the changes are part of a larger commitment to address water quality in all water uses in the National Hockey League and will allow players to participate in the same ways they would with the public and others in the industry.
The new guidelines will be effective from Jan. 1.