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.
The Winnipeg Jets’ top players have been living up to expectations lately. (Winnipeg Sun)
Goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman John Erskine talk about their recently inked two-year extensions with the Washington Capitals. (Washington Times)
The New Jersey Devils might try to acquire a top-six forward before the deadline and defenseman Andy Greene might be involved in any potential deal. For his part, the 30-year-old blueliner knows that’s a possibility, but he doesn’t let it bother him. (New Jersey Online)
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri likes the idea of the Detroit Red Wings playing in the same division post-realignment. “Toronto and Detroit have a great history, a great hockey tradition,” Kadri said. “Being in the same division would really get the rivalry cranked up again, especially in southern Ontario.” (Toronto Sun)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (ankle) was back on the ice for Monday’s practice. However, forward Rick Nash and defenseman Ryan McDonagh were both absent. (New York Newsday)
Sportsnet’s Ryan Porth’s top five picks for the Hart Trophy at the one-third mark of the season. (Sportsnet)
Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen (groin) took part in Monday’s practice, but he’s still questionable for Tuesday’s contest. (The Dallas Morning News)
Meanwhile, New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur’s back injury is of the day-to-day variety. (New Jersey Online)
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