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The NHL Return to Play Phase 2 will begin on Monday, and the Pittsburgh Penguins will open their UPMC Lemieux practice facility to players on Tuesday for the voluntary workouts (off and on-ice) of six players or less. Players can skate and workout without coaches and with limited team staff available.

Phase 2 will last until at least July 10, which is the earliest the NHL Return to Play Phase 3 can begin. Phase 3 is a training camp. The NHL agreement requires teams to help players relocate back to their hockey city, and organizations will house players who do not maintain a permanent residence, including AHL players, in hotels, separately.

The NHL is making alternate arrangements with teams where practice facilities cannot open.

Players who are participating in Phase 2 have gone through testing and education of best practices. As part of Phase 2, the NHL teams will test their players at least twice weekly.

The Penguins announced on Thursday one of their players, who is not in Pittsburgh, tested positive for COVID-19. The unnamed player is feeling well.

Penguins alternate captain Kris Letang, who is one of only three remaining Pittsburgh Penguins who have been a part of all three Stanley Cup championships in the 21st century, said during a video chat last month that he wanted to be part of first day activities. It would be “exciting,” he said.

We can also assume Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will be part of the first activities. Evgeni Malkin posted a social media photo of himself traveling back to Pittsburgh on Friday.

But who else will skate on Tuesday?

PHN will dish free PHN+ subscriptions to any readers who can accurately guess all six. List your guesses in the comments below. We’ve received some messages from amused fans who have spotted players in public, and we have a rough idea of which players are back in Pittsburgh. So, as to not taint the pool, we’ll avoid guessing beyond the top three above.

The NHL guidelines prohibit fans and media on the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex property, so we’ll rely on the team and player’s social media accounts to let us know which players took the ice first.

Leave your guesses in the comments below.

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Joseph
Joseph
2 years ago

Malkin, Crosby, Letang, Marleau, Zucker, Murray, Guetzel if he is able.

Joe Volpe
Joe Volpe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph

I just realized I picked 7, like an idiot.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Rust, ZAR, Murray, Letang

Corey Bierer
Corey Bierer
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Letang, Rust, ZAR, and Dumo!

Chris Krupp
Chris Krupp
2 years ago

87
59
30
37
6
3

Ed White
Ed White
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Murray, Jake, Letang, Rust

James
James
2 years ago

Crosby
Malkin
Letang
Rust
Dumoulin
Hornqvist

Michael Pizzulli
2 years ago

87, 71, 58, 17, 8, 46

Manal
Manal
2 years ago

Sid, Letang, Rusty, Tanev, ZAR, Dumo

For the last spot I was stuck between Geno, Dumo and Guentzel.

But I’m not sure if Geno would need to quarantine and test first and where Guentzel has been.

Clint
Clint
2 years ago

87, 71, 58, 16, 8, 30

Vince Gori
Vince Gori
2 years ago

Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Murray, Guentzei, Johnson

Eric Bouchard
Eric Bouchard
2 years ago

Sid for sure….Rusty, Horny, Geno, Dumo, J. Johnson

Ryan Stivers
Ryan Stivers
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Tanger, Jake, ZAR, and MM

Ronald Chess
Ronald Chess
2 years ago

Crosby,Malkin,Letang,Guentzel,Zucker,Doumilin

Shea Caylor
Shea Caylor
2 years ago

Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Dumoulin, Guentzel, Murray

Ken Boyle
Ken Boyle
2 years ago

Malkin, Crosby, Letang, Marino, Murray , Rust

Scott Kontor
Scott Kontor
2 years ago

Crosby
Letang
Rust
Dumoulin
Aston-Reese
Tanev

Jennifer Dilday
Jennifer Dilday
2 years ago

Letang Crosby Malkin Murray Rust Aston-Reece

Carla Stewart
Carla Stewart
2 years ago

Crosby, Rust, Malkin, McCann, Letang, Marino

Amanda Stewart
Amanda Stewart
2 years ago

Crosby,Guentzel,Rust,Letang,Dumolin,and Murray

Kyle Baker
Kyle Baker
2 years ago

Sid geno tanger guentzy dumo murrs

Brian
Brian
2 years ago

Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Murray, Guentzel, Rust

Jonathan Jackson
2 years ago

Crosby(87) Guentzel(59) Malkin(71) Murray(30) Letang(58) Dumolin(8)

Steven Kalabokes
Steven Kalabokes
2 years ago

Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Guentzel, Rust and Dumoulin.

Denny Baker
Denny Baker
2 years ago

Crosby, Letang, Malkin, Johnson, Aston-Reese, Rust
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Robert Schaffer
Robert Schaffer
2 years ago

Crosby, Malkin, Letang, VAR, Zucker and Rudy

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Letang, Murray, Guentzel, Tanev

valreha
valreha
2 years ago

makin crosby letang rust, geuntzel , murray

Melissa Hart
Melissa Hart
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Kris, Dumo, Rusty, Jake.

Merv Bagley
Merv Bagley
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Kris, Jake. Zucker, Matt

Jeremiah Fowler
Jeremiah Fowler
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Tanger, Murray, Rusty, Dumo

Jeremy Dachs
Jeremy Dachs
2 years ago

SId, Guentzel, Letang, Malkin, Hornqvist, Murray

Kathleen Ludwig
Kathleen Ludwig
2 years ago

Malkin ,Crosby ,Guenzel, Zucker , Murray , Letang

Crosby,,,, Montana
Crosby,,,, Montana
2 years ago

Dumo, crosby,malkin,letang,murray,tanev

RRomeo
RRomeo
2 years ago

Sid, Jake, Zucker, Letang, Murray, Doumolin

Loretta Christley
Loretta Christley
2 years ago

Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Guentzel, Zucker, Murray

Noah
2 years ago

Sid, Geno, Letang, Dumo, Sheary, Murray

Guentzel2020
Guentzel2020
2 years ago

Crosby, Malkin, Letang, Dumoulin, Sheary, DeSmith

Cathy Speck
Cathy Speck
2 years ago

sid, tanger, rusty, zar, Dumo and jack