PHT Morning Skate: Samuelsson has tenuous hold on lineup spot


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.

With James Neal out indefinitely, linemate Evgeni Malkin will have to make adjustments. (

Mikael Samuelsson is finally healthy after missing most of the 2013 campaign, but will he stay in the Detroit Red Wings’ lineup once Patrick Eaves and Darren Helm return from their respective injuries? (The Detroit News)

The Boston Bruins are getting ready for their first game against the Detroit Red Wings since they moved to the Eastern Conference. The two teams figure to be major competitors for the Atlantic Division title. (Boston Globe)

Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette has put an emphasis on shooting accuracy in recent practices. (CSN Philly)

Brandon Prust (personal) and Max Pacioretty (upper body) returned to the Montreal Canadiens’ practice yesterday. (Montreal Gazette)

The American Hockey League season kicked off on Friday. (