PHT Morning Skate: Darren Helm still a long way from returning


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.

Darren Helm (back) has suffered another setback and won’t skate for an indefinite period of time. (Detroit News)

Carl Gunnarsson knows Toronto fans are frustrated with the way the Maple Leafs’ season ended. “Take that times 10 — that’s how we feel.” (Sportsnet)

Could the Boston Bruins really squander another 3-0 series lead? (Boston Globe)

The Vancouver Canucks decision to fire Alain Vigneault gives the Colorado Avalanche another alternative if they don’t like Patrick Roy’s demands. (Denver Post)

Injury updates for the New York Rangers heading into Game 4 tonight. (Newsday)

The Nashville Predators have signed prospect Brendan Leipsic after his tremendous WHL campaign. (Renaud Lavoie)

Meanwhile the Detroit Red Wings have inked 20-year-old defenseman Mattias Backman. He had 26 points in 52 Swedish Elite League games in 2012-13. (MLive)

Highlights from Pittsburgh’s 7-3 win over Ottawa:

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