Virus Outbreak NHL Hockey

Goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL announced Thursday it is suspending its season indefinitely in response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The National Hockey League and its player's association released a 22-page memo documenting procedures and protocols of the second phase of reopening the league.

NHL's Phase 2 is still limited, only allowing up to six players to workout in NHL facilities without coaches on the ice. While the memo doesn't specify a date to begin Phase 2, it says the target date is set for early June. It's unclear how long Phase 2 would last before expanding into full-team workouts and possible return to play.

The memo is very detailed in hygiene, testing and cleaning procedures.

Highlights of the Phase 2 memo include:

  • Targeting early June move into Phase 2 for small group workouts
  • Phase 2 is voluntary and no team can require players to return to its home city to participate in Phase 2
  • Maximum six players in facility at once
  • No coaches or team personnel allowed on-ice
  • Face coverings required except when working out or on ice
  • Testing must not be done in a way that deprives supply for frontline workers, symptomatic individuals

Here's the full Phase 2 plan agreed upon by the NHL and NHLPA:

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