PHT Morning Skate: Pronger still battling concussion symptoms

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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.

Chris Pronger hasn’t played since 2011 due to concussion problems and his playing career is most assuredly done. That’s not keeping him away from hockey however and awaiting his eventual call from the Hall of Fame. (Canadian Press)

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Good news for Rangers fans: It sounds like Ryan McDonagh’s shoulder injury isn’t serious. (Ranger Rants)

Now that the Maple Leafs’ losing streak is over, it’s time for them to try and start a winning streak so they can make the playoffs. (Sportsnet)

Since the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff spot last night, that means the Thomas Vanek trade is officially complete as far as the New York Islanders are concerned. At least on that end of the trade anyhow. (Islanders Point Blank)

L.A. Kings forward Dwight King is all banged up with what they’re calling “wear and tear.” What is he, a used car? (L.A. Kings Insider)

Dan Cleary’s season is likely over because of an injection gone awry. (Red Wings)