PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Taylor Hall returned from a shoulder injury on Friday and was credited with his first goal of the 2012-13 campaign just 38 seconds into the Oklahoma City Barons’ 4-3 win over the Houston Aeros. However, he was also handed a game misconduct that forced his team to kill off a five-minute penalty. (Edmonton Journal)
Nathan MacKinnon, who might end up being selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, was one of the QMJHL’s three stars for the months of September and October. (QMJHL.ca)
Matt Cooke was hurt during a practice organized by the locked-out Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
We hope the lockout will end soon, but if it doesn’t, Canada will have a stronger team for the world junior hockey championship. (Sportsnet)
Matt Duchene isn’t too happy with the officiating in the Swedish Elite League. He’s playing with Vastra Frolunda HC while he waits for the lockout to end. (Calgary Sun)
Senators coach Paul MacLean spoke out about the lockout recently. He said, “It’s a frustrating time. I’m just like everyone else. I don’t understand it. I’d just like to get back to work.” (Ottawa Citizen)