The NHL is one step closer to being back on the ice. The league announced Friday that Phase 3 of its reopening plan, the restarting of training camp for the 24 teams participating in this year’s adjusted playoff format, will be greenlit on July 10th. The league has already allowed players back into team facilities, but in small groups, not as an organized practice squad. Traditionally, training camp begins around Labor Day with an early October start for the regular season. There are usually between five and ten exhibition contests. If you strip those out, games could conceivable begin again by late July. That’s known as Phase 4 and has not been given a timetable yet.