PHT Morning Skate: Suspended Clarkson tries to make best of situation

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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.

The Florida Panthers are anticipating a tough game against the Philadelphia Flyers just a day after head coach Peter Laviolette was fired. (Miami Herald)

David Clarkson is working hard in practices as he waits for his 10-game suspension to expire. He can’t make his Toronto Maple Leafs debut until Oct. 25. (Toronto Sun)

Cal Clutterbuck (leg) was able to fully participate in Monday’s practice, which means that the New York Islanders will need to make a roster move soon. (New York Newsday)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are quick to praise goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, but he doesn’t want to make too much out of his hot start. (McKeesport Daily News)

San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl talks about his transition to the NHL and North America in general. (San Jose Mercury News)

Highly touted prospect Sam Reinhart feels he’s ready for the increased media attention as he plays in his last WHL campaign before he’s draft eligible. (Calgary Sun)