5:07 AM EDT, Fri July 10, 2020
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Positive COVID-19 cases should be of great concern to NHL

The NHL has devoted a lot of time and money to ensure that its players, coaches and staff remain healthy after they are placed in bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton on July 24 in preparation for a return to play on July 30. But the key to a successful relaunch may be how teams and individual players navigate the time leading up to the bubble in the two hub cities for the 24-team postseason tournament. The...
Jul 8, 2020

Stu on Sports: Things starting to get busy at Canadiens' practice rink

Things are starting to pick up this week for the Canadiens as Phase 2 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan continues at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. The number of players skating at the team’s practice rink jumped from five to 10 on Tuesday and nine more players hit the ice for the first time Wednesday since the NHL season was shut down on March 12 because of COVID-19. The nine players who skated for the first time Tuesday, making up a third group, were Phillip Danault, Nick Suzuki, Victor Mete, Cale Fleury, Ryan Poehling, Xavier...
Jul 7, 2020

Alexander Romanov can't play for Canadiens during postseason

Alexander Romanov can’t wait to put on a Canadiens jersey. While there’s a chance he will join the team for training camp and Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan next week, Romanov won’t be playing in the 24-team postseason tournament next month. The Canadiens had hoped Romanov would be cleared to play, but when a memorandum of understanding between the NHL and the players’ association was reached on Monday it was decided no players signed after play was...