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Patrik Berglund

PHT Morning Skate: Columnist argues Berglund’s injury isn’t a big setback for Blues


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.

Jeff Gordon doesn’t see losing Patrik Berglund (shoulder surgery) for at least four months as a big blow to the St. Louis Blues. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

What does the Los Angeles Kings’ decision to sign Christian Ehrhoff tell us about the Slava Voynov situation? (Puck Daddy)

Sidney Crosby is enthusiastic about the prospect of playing with Phil Kessel for a lot of different reasons. (DK Pittsburgh Sports)

Shane Doan is happy with the moves the Arizona Coyotes have made over the summer. (Coyotes.nhl.com)

Pavel Datsyuk’s recovery from his ankle surgery seems to be going well. (MLive.com)

Auston Matthews, who might be taken with the top pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, said that the prospect of playing with older competition and for coach Marc Crawford are two of the big reasons he decided to sign with the ZSC Lions. (Arizona Republic)

Blues lose Berglund (shoulder surgery) for at least four months

Patrik Berglund

St. Louis suffered a fairly significant blow on Thursday, as GM Doug Armstrong announced veteran forward Patrik Berglund will undergo shoulder surgery after injuring himself during offseason training.

Berglund, 27, will go under the knife Friday and will be “re-evaluated” in four months. Per the Blues, the injury is an extension of the shoulder separation he suffered during the ’13-14 campaign (Berglund played through the injury that year.)

A former first-round pick (25th overall, 2006), Berglund has been steady-yet-unspectacular for most of his career. He’s durable, having played 513 of 540 games during his seven-year career, but is coming off one of his least impressive seasons, scoring just 12 goals and 27 points while seeing his ice time drop to 14:35 per night.

Looking at the calendar, Berglund’s in real danger of missing half the season. By the time his projected reevaluation will take place in late December, the Blues will have already played close to 50 percent of their regular-season contests.

Berglund is heading into the second of a three-year, $11.1 million pact, with an average annual cap hit of $3.7M.

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PHT Morning Skate: Habs’ fan calls Max Talbot a disgrace to Quebec

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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.

Boston forward, and LeMoyne, Quebec native, Max Talbot recently took to the streets of Montreal to ask Habs’ fans what they thought of the Bruins.

Have a look:

According to Scott Burnside, Kris Letang is the Pittsburgh Penguins’ most important player. (ESPN)

If you’re a Coyotes’ fan living in Arizona, you can now purchase Coyotes’ license plates. (Arizona Coyotes)

Veteran Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Chris Phillips pondered retirement following back surgery. (Ottawa Sun)

Dmitrij Jaskin and Petteri Lindbohm are preparing for bigger roles with Blues this season. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)