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Penguins set to open training camp at PPG Paints Arena

The team will open camp on January 3rd.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens - Game Three Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

With the NHL’s plans for the 2020-21 season signed off on and ready to get rolling, the Penguins have set a start date for training camp.

The team will open its camp on Sunday, January 3rd at PPG Paints Arena.

The team will be allowed to have a maximum camp roster of 36 skaters with no limit on how many goaltenders may be invited.

There will be no preseason games.

“We’re excited to be back, and Penguins players are ready to start skating next week at PPG Paints Arena,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins in a press release. “This great news means so much for our ownership, our players, the City of Pittsburgh, our partners and the best fans in hockey. We thank our fans for standing with us during these challenging times, and we are ready to compete for another Stanley Cup.”

The team says that it will abide by local and and state regulations for fans in attendance in regard to public health measures surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

The team also says that when fans are permitted to attend games, season ticket holders will receive priority, likely via a lottery system.

The season is set to begin on January 13th, with the NHL likely to announce the full schedule for each team later this week.