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.
After running into a fan wearing his jersey at the mall and snapping a picture on an escalator, Islanders’ forward Matt Martin met the fan and signed his jersey following New York’s 3-2 win Thursday. (Yahoo)
Rich Peverley returned to the ice for the first time in 11 months this week in a coaching role with the AHL’s Texas Stars. The Dallas Stars forward has been unable to play since collapsing during a game in March 2014. (Sports Illustrated)
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Thirteen months after playing in his last NHL game, former Canucks’ defenseman Andrew Alberts is still recovering from a concussion. (Sportsnet)
Here’s a look at the Top 10 plays of the week from the KHL:
The Vancouver Canucks are being sued by a fan over an alleged confetti incident. (TSN)
Dallas Stars’ forwards Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn prank their mothers for Valentine’s Day:
In the NHL these days players are being warned, fined and publicly shamed for diving/embellishment. Former Anaheim Ducks’ forward Dan Sexton, who now plays in the KHL, put on a good display of embellishment during a recent game. (Puck Daddy)