Date set for start of Bruins training camp

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Some Bruins returned to the ice for the first day of voluntary limited workouts on Wednesday, and on Thursday we got some clarity on what their timeline will look like going forward.

The NHL and NHLPA announced that full training camps for the 24 teams heading to the playoffs -- also known as Phase 3 of the Return to Play plan -- will begin on July 10, "provided that medical and safety conditions allow and the parties have reached an overall agreement on resuming play."

NHL, NHLPA agree on opening date for formal training camps. https://t.co/35lF9nEob0 pic.twitter.com/l6W4VLXVYv

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 11, 2020

The length of training camp and the start date for games (Phase 4) will be determined at a future date, but we are now at least starting to get some educated guesses at a ballpark range for playoff dates.

Sportsnet's Chris Johnston speculates that a July 10 start for training camp would put the start of games at the beginning of August, which lines up with the 3-4 weeks of training camp that players have indicated would be needed.

TSN's Pierre LeBrun tweeted that we could be looking at the Stanley Cup Final being played in late September/early October, which also makes sense as that would line up with the typical two-ish months it takes to play the postseason.

If everything gets taken care of and camps open on July 10, that would place the likely resumption of the NHL season at the beginning of August.

— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 11, 2020

probably late September - early October for Cup final at this point but again, TBD

— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 11, 2020

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