Leafs back in action as NHL returns after COVID-19 hiatus

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NHL hockey returns Tuesday after a hiatus of several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Montreal Canadiens are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers take on the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place as part of today’s three-game exhibition schedule that kicks off Phase 4 of the plan. back to league play.

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers meet in Toronto in the other game today.

Edmonton and Toronto serve as plate cities for the 24 returning NHL teams, although the Canadiens and Flames are listed as home teams tonight.

Each team will play an exhibition game at Scotiabank Arena or Rogers Place between today and Thursday before the start of the playoff qualifying round on Saturday.

The NHL suspended its season on March 12 due to the spread of the global pandemic and announced its four-step return plan on May 26.

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