What we learned on Day 1 of NHL Training Camp 2.0 (Western Conference)

Updated: July 13, 2020 at 8:02 pm by Brock Seguin

Monday was Day 1 of the NHL’s Return to Play program with all 24 teams taking to the ice to begin their summer training camps.

Below I have listed everything that I learned today for each team in the Western Conference, including lines and pairings.


Opting Out

  • – Steven Kampfer (BOS)
    – Travis Hamonic (CGY)
    – Roman Polak (DAL)
    – Mike Green (EDM)
    – Karl Alzner (MTL)
    – Sven Baertschi (VAN).

Western Conference

Arizona Coyotes

Hall – Dvorak – Garland

Soderberg – Schmaltz – Kessel

Crouse – * Hayton – Keller

Hinostroza – Richardson – Fischer

Ekman-Larsson – Demers

Chychrun – Goligoski

Hjalmarsson – Lyubushkin

*Hayton is likely a placeholder for Stepan. 

  • Michael Grabner reportedly thought about opting out but has elected to play; will remain off of the ice while he goes through the Return to Play protocol.
    Derek Stepan was deemed unfit to participate on Day 1.
  • Conor Garland took part on Day 1 after suffering a lower-body injury a few days before the season was paused.

Calgary Flames

Quine  – Monahan – Lindholm

Tkachuk – Backlund – Rieder

Gaudreau – Jankowski – Mangiapane

Lucic  – Bennett  – Rinaldo

* Giordano – Brodie

Hanifin –  Andersson

* Gustafsson – Forbort

The only D-Pair that is firm from Monday is Hanifin and Andersson. 

  • Buddy Robinson and Dillon Dube were unfit to participate on Day 1.

Chicago Blackhawks

Debrincat – Toews – Saad

Nylander – Strome – Kane

Caggiula – Dach – Kubalik

Highmore – Carpenter – Kampf

Keith – Boqvist

de Haan – Murphy

Maatta – Koekkoek

  • Corey Crawford was deemed unfit to play on Day 1.
    Calvin de Haan was a full participant in Monday’s practice session.
    Brent Seabrook was a full participant in Monday’s practice session.

Colorado Avalanche

Landeskog – MacKinnon – Rantanen

Nichshkin – Kadri – Burakovsky

Namestnikov – Compher  – Donskoi

Calvert – Bellemare – Nieto

Makar – Graves

Girard – Johnson

Cole – Zadorov

  • – Mikko Rantanen (shoulder) feels “good” after rehabbing in Finland over the break–was a full participant on Day 1.
    – Colin Wilson was not fit to participate on Monday.
    Tyson Jost skated with what appears to be Colorado’s “fifth” line on Day 1.

Dallas Stars

Gurianov – Hintz – Seguin

Janmark – Pavelski – Radulov

Benn – Dickinson – Perry

Cogliano – Faksa – Comeau

Lindell – Klingberg

Oleksiak – Heiskanen

Sekera – Johns

Edmonton Oilers

Nugent-Hopkins – McDavid – Kassian

Athanasiou – Draisaitl – Yamamoto

Ennis – Sheahan – Archibald

Neal – Khaira – Chiasson

Klefbom – Larsson

Nurse – Bear

Russell – Benning

Caleb Jones was unfit to participate on Day 1.

Minnesota Wild

Greenway – Staal – Fiala

Parise – Eriksson Ek – Kunin

Foligno – Galchenyuk – Zuccarello

Donato – Koivu – Hartman

Suter – Spurgeon

Brodin – Dumba

Soucy – Hunt

  • – The Wild signed Kirill Kaprizov to a two-year, entry-level contract.
    Carson Soucy is back to 100 percent after sustaining an upper-body injury prior to the season being paused.

Nashville Predators

Forsberg – Johansen – Arvidsson

Turris – Duchene – Granlund

Grimaldi – Bonino – Smith

Jarnkrok – * McCarron  – Watson

Hamhuis – Ellis

Ekholm – Fabbro

* Tinordi – Weber

*McCarron placeholding for Sissons. 

* Tinordi placeholding for Josi. 

  • Roman Josi and Colton Sissons skated on their own on Day 1 but did not participate in the team sessions.
    Yakov Trenin was also deemed unfit to participate and did not take to the ice on Monday.

St. Louis Blues

Schwartz – Schenn – Tarasenko

Sanford – O’Reilly – Perron

Blais – Thomas – Bozak

Steen – Sundqvist – MacEachern

Gunnarsson – Pietrangelo

Dunn – Faulk

Scandella – * Walman

* Walman placeholding for Parayko. 

  • – Vladimir Taranesko (shoulder) was activated from IR and was a full participant on Day 1.
    Colton Parayko and Robert Bortuzzo were deemed unfit to participate on Monday.

Vancouver Canucks

Pearson – Horvat – Boeser

Miller – Pettersson – Toffoli

Roussel – Gaudette – Virtanen

Motte – Beagle – Sutter

Edler – Myers

Hughes – Tanev

Fantenberg – Stecher

  • Micheal Ferland did not participate on Day 1 but could be ready to go for Game 1.
    – “That’s not true” – Jim Benning when asked about the Canucks exploring options for trading Brock Boeser.

Vegas Golden Knights

Pacioretty – Karlsson – Stone

Marchessault – Stastny – Smith

Stephenson – Roy – Tuch

Carrier – Cousins – Reaves

McNabb – Schmidt

Martinez – Theodore

Holden – Whitecloud

  • Marc-Andre Fleury was given a “maintenance” day on the first day of training camp.
    Mark Stone (lower-body was a full participant on Monday–had been sidelined since February 26th.
    Alex Tuch (lower-body) was a full participant on Day 1–had been sidelined since February 13th.

Winnipeg Jets

Connor – Scheifele – Wheeler

Ehlers – Eakin – Laine

Copp – Lowry – Roslovic

Perreault – Shore – Appleton

Kulikov – Pionk

Morrissey – DeMelo

Beaulieu – Poolman

  • Bryan Little will not be a part of the Jets’ Return to Play roster.