2020 NHL playoffs: Sights and sounds from voluntary workouts as Flyers' Phase 2 picks up


Thursday marked 100 days since the Flyers last played a game.

The last time the team was together for a full practice was March 11, when the Flyers celebrated Travis Konecny's birthday at Skate Zone.

While the Flyers are not yet back to formal practices or game action, some players have started taking the ice again at the team's practice facility in Voorhees, New Jersey.

Flyers assistant general manager Brent Flahr confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia on Thursday that there are about eight to nine players back at the facility and the team expects those numbers to grow next week and beyond. In Phase 2 of the NHL's return-to-play plan, these workouts are voluntary, can have no more than six players per session and started last week for the Flyers.

As players make their way back to Skate Zone, some Flyers are coming from other countries and greater distances. Many are able to work out and skate where they've resided during the suspension of the season, which started March 12 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

All players will have to return at some point before July 10, which is when mandatory training camp (Phase 3) is set to begin. It's uncertain when exactly the NHL plans to resume play (Phase 4) by kicking off its 24-team tournament as there are still a number of decisions to be made. The Flyers, however, are in good position within the field, currently as the Eastern Conference's fourth seed and with an opportunity to climb.

Sean Couturier, Ivan Provorov, Joel Farabee and Nicolas Aube-Kubel are the players that we know of who have been skating at the practice facility.

Here are some sights and sounds from the workouts with all pictures by Flyers senior director of public relations and communications Zack Hill:

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