The National Hockey League's Board of Governors will hold a fax vote this week to approve the new, two-conference, four-division realignment plan for the 2013-14 campaign.
The vote is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
The NHLPA announced last Thursday that the players' union wants to go forward with the league's realignment plan. NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr signed off on the plan and said it will be "re-evaluated following the 2014-15 season."
The new structure includes two conferences and four divisions. The Eastern Conference will include the Central and Atlantic Division, while the Western Conference will feature the Pacific and Midwest.