Hybrid icing is officially coming to the NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announced Monday.

It will be implemented for the 2013-14 season after it was used experimentally during preseason games. After the League's Board of Governors approved the use of hybrid icing earlier this month the final approval came in a vote by the membership of the National Hockey League Players' Association.

Officials will now have the authority to whistle the play dead if a player from the opposing team reaches the dot inside the nearest faceoff circle before a player from the offending team