PHT Morning Skate: Trade speculation brewing in Tampa Bay

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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.

Evan Oberg’s recall to Tampa Bay while they’ve got a healthy full house of defensemen has people wondering if a deal is on the way. (Tampa Tribune)

Jimmy Howard could be back in the Detroit net by the weekend? At this point you might as well have a lottery to see what date he returns with all the different speculation. (Detroit Free Press)

Jordan Eberle’s season in Edmonton is highly impressive as he’s on a pace to score more than 30 goals. (Edmonton Journal)

Best story of the day: Max Pacioretty’s presence helped a youngster fresh out of a coma say his first words. (Montreal Gazette)

Apparently Evander Kane was hurt a lot longer ago than previously thought and played through a concussion. Uh oh. (Winnipeg Sun)

Did George Parros turn down a chance to be in the shootout against Calgary the other night? Funny story: Parros has won the Ducks’ most accurate shooter competition the last two years. (OC Register)

If Lindy Ruff can’t give it a go behind the bench tonight (broken ribs), James Patrick will take his spot. (Buffalo News)

Zach Parise was almost the goat for the Devils last night. Almost. (Star-Ledger)

Finally, check out the incredible save by Roberto Luongo in Vancouver’s win over Nashville. (NHL)