Coronavirus: NHL aims to move to Phase 2 of return to play protocol in early June

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By Joshua Clipperton The Canadian Press

Posted May 25, 2020 12:19 pm

Updated May 25, 2020 12:26 pm

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The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.

The league, which was forced to pause its season March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday. The document stresses there’s no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last.

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Only six players will be allowed in team facilities at one time for the voluntary workouts,

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