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.
Marian Hossa celebrated his 35th birthday last week, but at this rate he still has a lot of good hockey left in him. (Chicago Tribune)
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A recent study reported that 63% of players missed at least one game due to an injury over the course of the 2009-10 through 2011-12 campaigns. On average, $239 million was paid out to injured players annually. (Toronto Star)
Mark Stone is just 21 years old, but the Ottawa Senators forward has already been forced to deal with a number of injuries. His latest setback occurred during Monday’s practice when he fell into the boards after tripping on a puck. (Ottawa Citizen)
Montreal Canadiens prospect Zachary Fucale has a chance at becoming the first goaltender in QMJHL history to earn 100 career victories in less than 150 contests. He’s won 99 in 144 matches with the Halifax Mooseheads going into tonight’s contest against the Saint John Sea Dogs. (QMJHL.ca)
Is Corey Crawford’s success primarily a reflection of the team he plays on or is he an elite goaltender in his own right? (CSN Chicago)
San Jose rookie forward Matt Nieto has looked great on a line with Tommy Wingels and Patrick Marleau. (CSN Bay Area)
A look at five NHL storylines that have been developing in the year since the lockout ended. (AP via Washington Times)