PHT Morning Skate: Cam Neely feels for the fans, hopes lockout will end soon

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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.

Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk today. He’ll be joined by other Lightning employees. (Lightning.nhl.com)

James Sheppard, who is attempting to fight his way back into the NHL after a major knee injury derailed his career, has impressed AHL Worcester Sharks coach Roy Sommer. (AHL.com)

Former NHLer and current member of the Federation Council in Russia Viacheslav Fetisov has ambitious expansion plans for the KHL. He thinks the league could include a Far East Division with teams in Japan, Korea, and China. (Calgary Sun)

Bruins prospect prospect Alex Khokhlachev was struck in the head by the puck during Thursday’s Subway Super Series game. The good news is that it sounds like he’ll be fine. (CSNNE.com)

AHL Syracuse Crunch head coach Jon Cooper earned his 100th victory on Wednesday. (Lightning.nhl.com)

Hall of Famer and Bruins president Cam Neely spoke briefly about the lockout and said, “from everything that I know and understand, it’s a process that hopefully gets done soon… but has to get done.” He also said that he feels for the fans. (CSNNE.com)