The NHL and NHL Players' Association announced Thursday that Phase 3 (formal training camps) for the 24 teams resuming play will begin on Friday, July 10, provided both parties reach an overall agreement on resuming play and once it's deemed safe to do so by health officials.
The NHL moved into Phase 2 this week, which allowed players to participate in voluntary small-group activities at team facilities. Alex DeBrincat and Patrick Kane were among the Blackhawks that hit the ice on Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena for the first time since the league was put on pause March 12.
The length of training camp and potential start date for Phase 4 (formal resumption of play) remains to be determined, but a source said the target date for resumption of play is around Aug. 1. It's another positive step for the NHL as it looks to conclude the 2019-20 season and award the Stanley Cup.
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