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Source: The Canadian Press Staff Contact,, August 03, 2020

Oilers and Blackhawks players stood around the centre-ice circle for both anthems prior to the game.

EDMONTON — Minnesota Wild defenceman Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel for a national anthem during the league’s restart on Saturday.

The Regina native made a speech about social and racial justice prior to Edmonton’s first game of the NHL restart — the second overall — before he kneeled for “The Star Spangled Banner.”

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