As this unprecedented NHL season rolls on, teams south of the border are beginning to welcome fans back to their arenas. Eighteen American-based NHL teams have a limited number of fans back at games already or have plans to get them back this month. Every arena has increased health and safety protocols present, with spectators required to wear masks and seating spaced out. In Canada, the Edmonton Oilers believe they can safely host fans again at Rogers Place, and have submitted a plan to Alberta Health. If approved, they would be the first NHL team in Canada to welcome back fans to games since the pandemic shut down operations last year.