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by Amanda Stein amandacstein /

Nico Hischier will be back on the ice in a group setting on Wednesday. 

The Swiss National Team announced the beginning of their annual summer Prospects Camp, set to start on July 22. Under strict social distancing and sanitation guidelines, Hischier, along with Devils goaltending prospect Gilles Senn will join a group of 22 for the camp. 

This camp is designed in particular to bring together the best young players in the Swiss player pool, 25 and under, as well as young players from the junior teams. While Hischier does not fit into those categories, the national team also invites several high-profile players who have competed at the World Championships with Switzerland to join and help integrate the younger generation. Hischier and Senn are part of that group, as is Pius Suter of the Chicago Blackhawks. 

All players involved will be tested for COVID-19 and asked to respect a 1.5-meter distance whenever possible. The camp will mostly involve practice sessions, as well as a scrimmage at the end of camp.

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