Blue jackets started training in small teams – sports – Columbus inspired

Its return plan calls for the second phase of the NHL to begin.

From Monday, players who wish to participate in the NHL’s volunteer-level training period in small groups will be assigned to a physical exam and will be tested for COVID-19 at the team facility. Training sessions are allowed after negative test results. These rehabilitation injuries may continue these measures on and off the ice on Monday, but it is also undergoing physical and coronavirus testing.

Once medically cleared, players can return to the top of the ice at their team’s facilities and return to their team’s weight room when working in a group larger than six players.

According to a team spokesman, Blue Jackets expects some rehabilitation players to work at Nationwide Arena and OhioHealth Ice House on Monday, along with a group of non-rehabilitation players over the weekend.

Expected participants this week include defenders Seth Jones, Scott Harrington and Andrew Pique, strikers Gustav Nicuist, Riley Nash, Oliver Bazarkstrand and Liam Fowdy, and goalkeepers Elvis Merzlikins and Mattis Kivlinics.

Jones and Buzzerstrand are rehabilitating from ankle fractures and sprains that required surgery before the March 12 regular season break due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

The virus has proven to be highly contagious as professional and university sports teams and leagues have already learned from the outset. Teams have been battling a number of college football program infections since the team gathered for the Volunteers, which began Monday, including five Alabama players and three from the state of Oklahoma.

The Associated Press also reported last week that a Ukrainian football team, Karpatti Lviv, had 25 positive tests among 65 players and staff.

This is why the list of NHL health protocols in the 22-page memo dated May 25 is so strict.

This includes testing players and players who do not affect the number of tests available to the public twice a week, wearing team face or facewear when not in training at team facilities, and sitting at home and two days before the temperature test. Access to team facilities.

Also, players returning from their dormitories for business trips outside of the season must isolate themselves for 14 days before participating in the Phase 2 workout, as well as players returning as “high risk” from positions designated for Covid-19.

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