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The Florida Panthers took Thursday off from their summer training camp but will return to the ice for another closed practice Friday morning in Coral Springs.

With no Panthers news today, this gives us plenty of opportunity to check out what it going on around the league.

If you miss hearing the voice of Joel Quenneville — and, honestly, who doesn’t? — he went on with Joe Rose and Zach Krantz this morning on WQAM-560.

You can listen to their interview with Q right here.

Feel free to also check out my stories from yesterday as the Panthers officially signed Grigori Denisenko to his three-year ELC.

Now, onto the links!

AROUND THE LEAGUE

The Atlantic Division champion Boston Bruins had a strange practice day Thursday as David Pastrnak and Ondrej Kase did not participate — leading the Bs to cancel Pastrnak’s media call.

According to Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now, Tuukka Rask took a hard shot in practice Tuesday and left Thursday’s workout early.

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— More from Boston as NESN looks at the winners and losers from the NHL restart. The Bruins are not on the good side of the ledger.

— Stephen Whyno, a longtime pal who writes for AP out of Washington, did a story today on how older coaches are dealing with the coronovirus.

Some may wear masks on the bench, some will not.

I have not seen Quenneville with a mask on while working on the ice.

Florida Panthers ready for early starts against Islanders

— The Lady Byng Trophy finalists have been announced. Sasha Barkov will not repeat.

— On a related note, the three coaches up for the Jack Adams Award have been announced as well.

— Joonas Donskoi says this Colorado team is the best one he has ever played for.

— In Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are sending hand-written Thank You notes to their season ticket holders.

— A total of 19 former Minnesota hockey players will be part of the NHL when it returns to play. Nick Bjugstad, who is still hurt, will not be playing with the Penguins.

SOUTH FLORIDA REPORT

The Miami Dolphins plan to have fans at Hard Rock Stadium this season although how many will be allowed in has yet to be determined.

Today, the Miami Herald wrote about new guidelines for this Dolphins season: No fans at preseason games, training camp or practices. Also, no tailgating before or after games at the stadium.

Sounds fun.

— The Miami Herald has learned three UM football players have tested positive for COVID-19 leading to the cancellation of Thursday’s workouts.

— Here are five story lines to pay attention to when the Miami Marlins get things going per Jordan McPherson of The Herald.

— The Miami Heat ready for a “long haul” at Disney as the NBA prepares to get going again.

And you thought there was a lengthy wait for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

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