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Adam Boqvist, Kirby Dach headline Blackhawks' 2019 prospect camp roster

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Adam Boqvist, Kirby Dach headline Blackhawks' 2019 prospect camp roster

The Blackhawks' pipeline is filling up in a hurry, and fans will get their first look at the next wave of prospects at development camp from July 16-20, which will feature all three of their first-round draft picks from the last two years.

No. 8 overall pick in 2018 Adam Boqvist and recent No. 3 overall pick Kirby Dach headline the group of 36 players, highlighted by 25 team selections, including all six from 2019. Other notable prospects attending: Draft picks Nicolas Beaudin, Philipp Kurashev, Ian Mitchell and Alex Vlasic.

Seven of the 36 players are not under contract with the Blackhawks and are attending on a potential tryout basis: Forwards Dylan McLaughlin, Kyle Olson and Jonny Sorenson and goaltenders Devin Cooley, Stefanos Lekkas, Mareks Mitens and Zackarias Skog.

Dominic Basse, who was taken in the sixth round (No. 167 overall) in June, and Alexis Gravel, who was also selected in the sixth round (No. 162 overall) in 2018, are the only two goaltenders under contract with the Blackhawks participating.

Three prospects will be attending but are scheduled to conduct off-ice workouts only: Forwards Evan Barratt, who reportedly underwent surgery earlier in the offseason, Dominik Kubalik and Niklas Nordgren, who also missed time this past season with an injury.

Practices will run from 1-5 p.m. from Monday-Thursday at Fifth Third Arena, with a scrimmage wrapping up camp on Friday that will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Check out the full roster below:

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks have a chance at playoffs

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Blackhawks have a chance at playoffs

A return to play for the NHL is coming into form with the release of a potential format that would greatly benefit the Blackhawks. Pat Boyle, Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott King discuss the new format, what it would look like and why it gives the Hawks their best chance for another potential Stanley Cup run.

(1:10) - Details on the 24-team return-to-play format

(6:00) - The new format is a godsend for the Hawks

(11:40) - Which teams or players have an advantage with the new format?

(19:00) - The target date for Phase 2 of return to play is early June

(26:45) - Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews could thrive in the new format

(33:15) - The Hawks have a real chance at a Cup

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast

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NHL Phase 2 target time and guidelines firming up for Return to Play

NHL Phase 2 target time and guidelines firming up for Return to Play

On Monday morning, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported that the NHL and NHLPA sent out a protocol for Phase 2, which includes team practice facilities opening up and small group workouts beginning, that was sent to players and teams late Sunday night.

The memo stated the NHL is planning on transitioning to Phase 2 in early June but the league isn't sure specifically when and how long the camps may last according to LeBrun.

The document also stressed player participation in Phase 2 is voluntary as teams can't require players to travel back to the home ice cities. 

Per LeBrun, the agreement also states no more than six players are permitted to be at a practice facility at one time and no coaches or other team personnel are allowed on the ice. 

Players will be required to wear face coverings while entering and leaving facilities and inside facilities during times when "social distancing cannot be maintained.''

For testing during Phase 2, LeBrun tweeted the following excerpt from the memo:

"As an over-riding principle, testing of asymptomatic Players and Club personnel must be done in the context of excess testing capacity, so as to not deprive health care workers, vulnerable populations and symptomatic individuals from necessary diagnostic tests.''

The NHL released the protocol to the public at 10 a.m. central on Monday.

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