NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday he is “a little disappointed” in the teams management and “hopes the owners of those teams will make some progress.”
The NHL has been struggling to find a replacement for the Washington Capitals, who have announced they will leave the NHL by the end of the season.
Bettman called the situation “disappointing” during a conference call with reporters.
The NHL announced in May that the franchise would not play another game until 2020, but Bettman told reporters during a Tuesday press conference that the owners were “committed” to continuing to play in the future.
“We are looking at ways to continue to have a team,” Bettman added.
“I hope that the ownership group will continue to move forward and do what they’re doing and I hope they will find the right owner.”
The league also announced Wednesday that it will release its 2015-16 schedule and the full roster of its 15 franchises on Wednesday.