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.
Zach Parise (foot) said that there’s a “50-50” chance that he’ll return tonight. (Star Tribune)
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Jake Voracek played through a hand injury on Wednesday and while he didn’t want to use that as an excuse, he failed record a single shot on goal for just the second time in 2013-14. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jussi Jokinen is feeling about as good as he has in a long time. He’s been on fire lately, although playing alongside guys like Evgeni Malkin and James Neal is a big part of that. (Penguins.nhl.com)
Rangers GM Glen Sather listed the fact that defenseman Kevin Klein is right-handed and the cost certainty that comes with his five-year, $14.5 million contract as two of the reasons the team wanted him when they were shopping Michael Del Zotto. (The Bergen Record)
St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong thinks that it’s to the team’s benefit that 10 of their players will participate in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. (Blues.nhl.com)
After dominating with the AHL Rochester Americans, 23-year-old forward Phil Varone has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres for the first time. (Buffalo News)
Here are the highlights from the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 shootout victory over the Chicago Blackhawks: