Hurricanes practice as a team for the first time since March shutdown

Carolina Hurricanes practicing on July 13, 2020. (Photo: WTVD)

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — One hundred and twenty-six days. That’s how long it had been since the Hurricanes were on the ice together.

Monday’s first practice at PNC Arena provided a sense of normality in the sports world as the Canes start phase 3 in the NHL’s return-to-play plan.

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It had been a long 4 months.

“Everyone here is obviously excited to get going,” Team Captain Jordan Staal said. “Just a lot of energy out there. The boys excited to see each other again. A few guys came in late so it was exciting to see them.”

Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour said he felt like this was one of the team’s best practices of the year.

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