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Red Wings plan to hold training camp at Detroit next season

Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill directs a practice on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Calumet, Mich. The Red Wings and St. Louis Blues played in a Kraft Hockeyville preseason NHL exhibition game at the Calumet Colosseum, built in 1913 and the world's oldest continuously used ice arena in the world. (Adam Niemi/The Daily Mining Gazette)

DETROIT (AP) — The Red Wings plan to hold their training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced the decision Monday to stay home instead of going to Traverse City, Michigan, where the team usually trains. He said it was made after consulting with health experts.

Yzerman also announced the cancellation of the 2020 NHL Prospect Tournament and Training Camp Golf Classic. Both events are expected to return to Traverse City next year.

“The health and safety of our fans, players and staff is our top concern,” Yzerman said.

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