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Morning Bag Skate: Board of Governors to meet before NHL Awards on expansion

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL is expected to make a decision on its current expansion process before the NHL Awards on June 22.

"Prior to the Awards event, the Board of Governors will meet, and I anticipate being able to provide a more definitive word on where the expansion process stands," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced in his annual press conference prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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