NHL players finally have the green light to begin skating and training at their home facilities -- but don't expect to see any significant change on the local front just yet. Nearly every member of the Winnipeg Jets have returned to their off-season home in other parts of Canada, the United States and Europe. As of next Monday, teams are permitted to welcome players in small groups of six or less for both on and off-ice activities for the second phase of the NHL's return-to-play protocol. "All necessary preparations for Phase 2, including those that require Player participation (education, diagnostic testing, scheduling for medicals, etc.), can begin immediately," the NHL said Thursday night in a release.