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The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol early next month. That includes opening practice facilities and allowing small group workouts. Six players will be allowed in team facilities at one time for the voluntary workouts. No on-ice coaching or instruction is permitted. A 22-page memo detailing the plan stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. The NHL season was paused March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format, a person familiar with discussions tells The Associated Press. And what that plan resembles could be complicated further should the U.S. and Canada extend border restrictions to non-essential travel into July. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced border restrictions will stay in effect through June 21. In a separate development, the NHL Players' Association executive board voted to defer the final payment of players’ regular season salaries through the end of May. Players were owed their final checks on April 15.

The Philadelphia Flyers made several trades and roster moves on Monday ahead of the NHL's trade deadline.