NHL players are back on the ice
Season set to resume on Aug. 1
After about four months off, NHL players were spotted on Monday as training camps started in several Canadian cities.
The season was cut short in March when the coronavirus pandemic was spreading across North America.
All games will be in Toronto and Edmonton starting Aug. 1, but teams are now practising on home ice.
Here is how training camps played out across different cities:
Montreal Canadiens players stretch at the end of their first practice on Monday. (Image credit: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
Forward Max Domi wasn’t on the ice with fellow Habs.
He has diabetes and hasn’t decided if he’ll return this season.
People with diabetes who get COVID-19 can get really sick.
Coaching staff for the Montreal Canadiens wear masks, face shields and gloves to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each water bottle is marked so players don’t accidentally share bottles. (Image credit: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
In Toronto, star forward Auston Matthews told reporters he tested positive for COVID-19 last month.
Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews, right, and William Nylander watch a drill as training camp opened in Toronto. (Image credit: Chris Young/The Canadian Press)
Matthews said he was mostly asymptomatic, feeling “for the most part pretty normal for the two weeks. I did my quarantine and I'm feeling healthy now, so it's all good.”
Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler takes a shot during the first day of the Jets NHL summer training camp. (Image credit: John Woods/The Canadian Press)
Training camps also resumed in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton.
With files from The Canadian Press