The Washington Capitals held their first day of small group workouts on Thursday at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
Only four Capitals players participated according to the Washington Post’s Samantha Pell: Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Lars Eller.
It was the first time Capitals players hit the ice at the team’s practice facility since March.
John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby and Lars Eller all skated today at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
It was the first day the facility was open to Caps players during Phase 2 of the NHL’s return-to-play plan.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) June 11, 2020
Two-thirds of the Capitals roster left the area and returned home during the coronavirus pandemic and all Phase 2 workouts are voluntary, which explains the low turnout.
Thursday morning, the NHL announced that the league and the NHLPA had agreed to July 10 to be the target start date for Phase 3, the start of league-wide training camps, to begin.
The NHL’s 2019-20 season has been suspended since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league will award the Stanley Cup after the conclusion of a 24-team playoff, which would begin potentially in August with a play-in round and round-robin games between the top four seeds in each conference.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 10, 2020
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