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Report: NHL Teams Preparing To Start Phase Two Late Next Week

The Sportsnet crew reiterated that the NHL’s phase three (mini-training camps) will not start before July 10 and that phase two (small group skates and workouts), which teams are preparing to begin late next week, will not be mandatory.

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25,000-30,000 Coronavirus Tests Would Cost the NHL “Millions of Dollars” for Daily Testing

Photo: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Tuesday afternoon, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the Return to Play Plan, which concludes the 2019-20 regular season and focuses on the phases and formats for the postseason. Bettman highlighted the importance of the health and … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Set With 24 Teams, Including 16-Team Play-In Round; Capitals Get Play-In Bye

Photo: NHL.com NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced on Tuesday that the 2019-20 regular-season is done and that the Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin with 24 teams, which he believes is the fairest format. He emphasized that health and safety of … Continue reading

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Announces Sports Teams in the State Can Begin Training Camps

Photo: Michael Brochstein/Barcroft Media via Getty Images New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday morning that sports teams in the state will be able to begin training camps effective today. The news comes two days after New York Governor Andrew … Continue reading

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NHL Will Allow Players To Use Team Facilities Starting In Early June

The NHL will allow players to use team facilities in early June, according to The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta. The exact date players can begin is still to be determined. This would start the NHL’s phase two towards resuming the … Continue reading

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Report: Senators, Local NHLers Authorized to Skate at Private Ottawa Rink

Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press According to the Ottawa Sun‘s Ken Warren, Senators skaters and local NHL players are allowed to resume skating at a private rink in Ottawa. It is the first time players are back on the ice … Continue reading

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Indicates State Could See Pro Sports Returning by First Week of June Without Fans

Photo: Bill Alkofer/OCR California Governor Gavin Newsom indicated on Monday that professional sporting events could return within the state as soon as the first week of June but without fans. The news comes as a surprise as the governor originally … Continue reading

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Warren Richmond-Kalaci, 13-Year-Old Toronto Hockey Goalie, Creates Face Shields Using 3D Printer For Frontline Healthcare Workers

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and a major mask shortage, everyone is finding fabric to make masks and face coverings for themselves, their family, and frontline healthcare workers. However, 13-year-old Warren Richmond-Kalaci found another way to help prevent … Continue reading

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NHL Optimistic That Extended United States-Canada Border Closure Won’t Push Season Restart Back Any Later

Photo: CTV News Despite the border between the United States and Canada’s closure to non-essential travel being extended through June 21, the NHL is still “hopeful” that it won’t “materially affect the resumption of play timelines we are currently contemplating,” … Continue reading

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New Limited-Edition Capitals, Wizards, & Mystics Shirts Benefit COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Photo: MSE The Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics unveiled new limited-edition T-shirt designs on Wednesday in conjunction with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation’s “Feeding the Frontlines” fund to provide meals to heroes in the medical community.

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