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Four Players Skate As Capitals Open Practice Facility For Phase Two

The Washington Capitals had four players on the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the team’s practice facility in Arlington, Virginia, for their start of the NHL’s return to play plan’s phase two on Thursday morning.

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NHL Teams Can Begin Mini-Training Camps On July 10

The NHL and players’ association agreed that mini-training camps for the 24 teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup can begin on July 10, the league’s public relations department announced on Thursday morning. The start of the 2020 Stanley … Continue reading

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Capitals To Start Small Group Skates At MedStar Capitals Iceplex On Thursday

The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday that they will begin small group skates at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia, starting phase two of returning to play. No more than six players can take the ice at a time but … Continue reading

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Penguins Announce Player Tests Positive For COVID-19

Photo: DK Pittsburgh Sports The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Thursday afternoon that one of their players has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is at least the fifth positive test from an NHL player with at least two players from … Continue reading

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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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