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.
ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun shares some CBA details, including how teams can retain salary in trades and “The Luongo Rule.” (ESPN)
Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider received a fantastic birthday gift: the end of the lockout. (Philly.com)
Boston Bruins prospect Anthony Camara said he got his toughness from his sister and mother. (Toronto Star via CSNNE.com)
It could be a crowded net in Ottawa, but Craig Anderson’s at least expected to start out with the No. 1 spot. (TSN via Rotoworld)
Anze Kopitar’s agent Pat Brisson expects his knee injury uncertain to clear up once he hits Los Angeles. (The Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott)
In case you’re wondering, yes, Marian Gaborik should be ready to start the season and training camp. (ESPN)
Andrei Markov looks primed to play his last KHL game on Tuesday and then arrive in Montreal on Thursday. (Montreal Gazette’s Dave Stubbs)
Elliotte Friedman on the shortened season. (CBC)
Interesting stuff on how Bruce Bennett has been keeping track of his long run of hockey photography – which frequently shows up on PHT, by the way. (NHL.com)
Cam Barker might get a chance to earn a spot as a seventh or eight defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks. (Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy)
The St. Louis Blues will look to improve their cushion in the Western Conference playoff race when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
You can catch the game on NBCSN (7:30 p.m. ET) or online with the NBC Sports’ Live Extra.
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Here are some links to check out for tonight’s game:
NHL On NBCSN: Blues look to slow down Blackhawks
Blues extend Berglund — five years, $19.25 million
Blackhawks’ Hjalmarsson ‘day-to-day,’ will not play on Sunday
The L.A. Kings have reportedly acquired goalie Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning.
That is according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and TSN on Sunday.
The news comes one day after Jonathan Quick returned to the Kings crease after a 59-game absence due to a groin injury and was solid in a winning effort versus the Anaheim Ducks.
The Kings are three points out of the final wild card spot in the West.
More to come.
Connor McDavid once again had that blazing speed of his on display. The latest victims? The Nashville Predators on Sunday.
The sophomore star scored his 21st goal of the season and league-leading 70th point thanks to a beautiful individual effort, putting his Oilers back into a tie game at the time.
McDavid picked up the puck just outside his blue line, accelerated to beat Roman Josi in the neutral zone, beat Ryan Ellis with a move and immediately snapped his shot home for the goal.
There was good news and bad news for the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, as the club deals with an outbreak of the mumps.
First, the bad news: Head coach Willie Desjardins confirmed that forward Anton Rodin, defenseman Ben Hutton and trainer Brian Hamilton are now experiencing symptoms of the mumps.
Initially, five players — Troy Stecher, Chris Tanev, Nikita Tryamkin, Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund — had been affected.
The good news? Stecher, who had the first confirmed case of the mumps, was back on the ice Sunday for an optional practice, per the Canucks.
The Canucks, nine points out of a playoff spot in the West, host the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
The following day is the trade deadline, and the Canucks could be busy, with at least three players — Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen and Ryan Miller — all mentioned as possible targets for other teams.
Speaking to TSN 1040 radio on Friday, GM Jim Benning didn’t believe the mumps outbreak would impact his plans leading up to the deadline.