Sentinel security solutions are no longer being installed in NHL locker rooms, but are instead being phased out in the near future.
“Sentinel security is no longer in use by NHL teams,” NHLPA executive director Mike Johnston said.
“All of the teams that have it are going to phase it out, and the last thing we want to do is hurt our security.”
The latest version of Sentinel security is called the new version 2.0 and it comes with a few major changes, including removing the need for a separate firewall.
Johnston said that if a team does decide to install Sentinel, they’ll only be using the new update for a short time.
“The vast majority of the NHL teams, including the Kings and Blackhawks, will be using this new version of the Sentinel product,” Johnston said in a statement.
“The goal with Sentinel security, as with all security solutions, is to provide NHL teams with an end-to-end solution to protect their players and the fans, but we’re also working with all NHL teams to ensure that our players are always protected.”
The NHL said it is taking action to ensure teams are using the newest Sentinel software when possible.
Johnston suggested that teams will be asked to send their players home from games to prevent this from happening.
The NHL has long said that the new software updates are not necessary and that the lockout is temporary.