EDMONTON -- Edmonton will host the Stanley Cup final and Conference finals, according to TSN NHL insider Bob McKenzie. 

McKenzie tweeted Thursday morning that Edmonton, and not Toronto, would host the final two rounds of the NHL playoffs.

"Whatever the reason(s), Edmonton it will be," he tweeted. 

Barring last-minute complications, Edmonton and Toronto are expected to host the rest of National Hockey League playoffs, McKenzie reported on Wednesday.

Although nothing is official yet, a spike in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has seemed to push the NHL’s plans north of the American-Canadian border.

Edmonton’s proposal reportedly boasts ice surfaces at Rogers Place in the ICE District and Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre. Alberta Health has cleared a plan for international players, staff and family – estimated to be about 600 people – to quarantine, then live as a large cohort in a NHL bubble.

The NHL shortened its list of potential hub cities from 10 to six on June 21 to include Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The NHL wants training camp to start July 10, followed by playoffs.

Two hub cities would host the playoff teams over a series of weeks before a Stanley Cup winner is announced.

With files from CTV News Edmonton’s Carlyle Fiset, Laine Mitchell and Alex Antoneshyn