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.
Penguins GM Ray Shero denied reports that Sidney Crosby has concussion symptoms. So did his agent. (ESPN.com)
Jaromir Jagr has no problem being seen as a role player with the Boston Bruins rather than a star. In fact, he kind of likes it. (The Star-Ledger)
San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture reflects on how former teammate Ryane Clowe, who was traded to the New York Rangers on Tuesday, helped him grow as a hockey player. (CSN Bay Area)
Rookies have been the key to the Ottawa Senators’ success this season. (Ottawa Sun)
Speaking of which, newly acquired forward Cory Conacher skated on a line with fellow rookies Jakob Silfverberg and Mika Zibanejad in his first Ottawa Senators’ practice. (Ottawa Citizen)
New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit admitted that he was worried about the possibility of being traded. (New York Newsday)
A detailed look at the Dallas Stars trades of Derek Roy and Jagr. (Hockey Prospectus)
Goaltending prospect Laurent Brossoit has signed an entry-level deal with the Calgary Flames. (Calgary Sun)
Montreal Canadiens winger Zack Kassian was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning.
According to the Montreal Gazette, Kassian was a passenger in a vehicle that ran into a tree.
The Canadiens have since confirmed the incident took place and have also mentioned that Kassian was taken to hospital.
A club official described his injuries as being “minor”.
“(Kassian) was all bloodied up and stuff. He was in a daze,” said Steve Petrenko, a resident of the street on which the accident took place. “He had a hard time walking, and he almost took a fall.”
This story will be updated when more information is made available.
The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have signed Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year contract.
According to TVA Sports, the deal is worth $750,000.
The 31-year-old was invited to camp on a professional tryout, but his preseason performance showed that he could still contribute at the NHL level.
Fleischmann found instant chemistry with new linemates David Desharnais and Dale Weise, and it looks like the trio will open the regular season as Montreal’s third line.
The veteran winger started last season with Florida, but was traded to Anaheim on Feb. 28. He had a hard time cracking the Duck’s lineup and was a healthy scratch in most of their playoff games last spring.
Fleischmann scored eight goals and 27 points in 66 games last season.