For a little over 2 weeks, the NHL has been in Phase 2 of it’s plan to re-open the league. At first, the league was only allowing a small amount of players to skate with each other in small practice groups. For the Bruins, that meant Brad and Bergy, then Chara with Moore and Lindholm. Torey Krug, Matt Grzelcyk, and Sean Kuraly joined the two top liners last week. As of today, both groups of players could get together to practice as the NHL allows for additional players to skate together.
Effective tomorrow, the NHL will allow Phase 2 groups to be expanded to 12 players for on-ice sessions. Those had been limited to six skaters apiece since small-group workouts began in team facilities on June 8.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 22, 2020
New video from Warrior Ice Arena today. Zdeno Chara, John Moore + Par Lindholm are once again back on the ice.
(📹: Boston Bruins) pic.twitter.com/usoxcKzCP9
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) June 22, 2020
But what about the goalies? Tuukka Rask spoke with kids yesterday via Zoom. Before answering questions, he had indicated that he hasn’t been skating due to ice availability and that he hoped to get back to it soon. Tuukka said that he had just been tested again and hoped the test would return a negative result. The way he said it seemed like he had been tested before with different results.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 22, 2020
Was Tuukka the one who was asymptomatic but tested positive? Maybe. Or maybe he just worded his answer awkwardly, making those who take things way too literally at times (me) to read more into than needed. If he tested positive or not, it’s not for us to know unless he wants us to.
Training camp begins in 10 days.