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.
It looks there won’t be any controversy surrounding St. Louis Blues top prospect Vladimir Tarasenko. He’s been dominant in the KHL, but has confirmed to GM Doug Armstrong that he will be in North America on Thursday or Friday. (Blues.nhl.com)
The lockout gave Dennis Seidenberg a chance to play with his brother, Yanick, in Germany. He enjoyed the experience, but he’s also excited to start the NHL season. (CSN New England)
37-year-old Brendan Morrison has gone from helping the players get a new CBA to looking for a job. It remains to be seen if the unrestricted free agent will find a suitor, but Morrison added that while he’d like to play, he’s not “absolutely dying” to do so. (Calgary Sun)
A look at some of the AHL Marlies players that could make the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster. (Mapleleafs.nhl.com)
Boston Bruins prospect Alex Khokhlachev has agreed to move from the KHL’s Moscow Spartak to the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires. (ESPN’s Jimmy Murphy)
The lockout has provided with Dan Carcillo with extra time to recover from ACL surgery. (Chicago Tribune)
James Reimer wants to be a starter, but he also feels that he can learn a lot from Roberto Luongo if the Toronto Maple Leafs end up making a trade. (Sportsnet)
With the lockout over, Teemu Selanne is hoping that the Anaheim Ducks can pick up where they left off during the second half of their 2011-12 season. (Orange County Register)
The Calgary Flames have released Ryan Wilson from his professional tryout.
The 28-year-old was trying to make a comeback after missing 79 games with a shoulder injury last season.
Even with T.J. Brodie sidelined because of a broken hand, Wilson still faced long odds to make the final roster.
The veteran will be hard-pressed to find NHL work with another team.
He hasn’t suited up in more than 12 regular season games since 2011-12.
The Stockton Heat, Calgary’s AHL affiliate, also made some news on Sunday.
The club announced that they’ve signed Colton Orr to an AHL contract.
The 33-year-old tough guy suited up in just one game for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He has 12 seasons of NHL experience under his belt.
The Arizona Coyotes have returned Dylan Strome to the Erie Otters of the OHL.
Strome, 18, was the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft.
The 6’3, 185 pounder was hoping to stick with the Coyotes this season, but the team decided to take the conservative approach with their top prospect.
Strome will look to build off an incredible junior season that saw him score 45 goals and 129 points in 68 games.
Strome seems to be taking the demotion in stride.
The team also announced that they’ve assigned goaltender Louis Domingue and forward Matthias Plachta to their AHL affiliate in Springfield.
Domingue, 23, had a 1-2-1 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage in seven games last season.
Plachta, a free agent signing, will begin his first pro season in North America. The 24-year-old had 14 goals and 35 points in the German League last season.