The NHL is aiming at restarting their season in July, according to Panthers president Matt Caldwell.
Caldwell explained that the league is discussing a scenario with four or five "neutral sites with limited to no fans." Where those sites will be wasn't specified, and nothing has been finalized.
Like the other sports leagues, the NHL was drawing up situations that would make sense to resume play in. One, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, was to have the teams play in North Dakota. Grand Forks has hosted the 2016 World Under-18 tournament as well as the 2005 World Junior Championships, so big-time hockey has been played there before. Facilities and hotels are the issue, though.
There's also the discussion about how the season will look when it returns. The Rangers were in the thick of a heated wild card race to make it into the playoffs. But things were obviously cut short.
If the NHL were to pick up play in July with just the Stanley Cup Playoffs to finish, then the Rangers would be among teams to miss out.
So we shall wait and see if there are more details to come out of this news. But the fact that the NHL believes it can start playing again in July is an encouraging sign.