PHT Morning Skate: Avs injuries piling up

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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 Colorado Avalanche have a pile of players dealing with injuries. P.A. Parenteau, Erik Johnson, Paul Stastny, Alex Tanguay, Cory Sarich, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, and Nate Guenin are helping make Patrick Roy’s job tougher. (Denver Post)

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Matt D’Agostini was hurt in the first period for Buffalo against Toronto. Right when he was starting to produce, too. (NHL.com)

Dave Bolland’s progress is continuing to look better. The Maple Leafs would go nuts to have him back. (National Post)

Paul Maurice is feeling confident about what he’s got in Winnipeg. (Sun Media)

In case you didn’t know, Phil Kessel and Amanda Kessel aren’t the first brother/sister pair to head to the Olympics to play hockey.