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Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz told the National Post in Canada on Tuesday he expects the sale to be final this week.

Katz said he believes the options for the NHL are to announce the deal as soon as possible or to wait until after the Stanley Cup playoffs.

“And every week or two makes such a difference when you’re trying to gear up for something like this,” Katz told the paper. “I think the astute business move would be to get it done ASAP and to me that’s in the next 48 hours. Before this week is over, for sure.”