PHT Morning Skate: Fleury makes emotional return to Pittsburgh

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• Fleury welcomed back by Penguins fans with open arms (NHL.com)

• Hockey is for Everyone: The Jessica Platt Story (Sportsnet.ca)

• Sittler’s record-setting jersey resurfaces after 42 years (TSN.ca)

• Amanda Kessel is a typical 26-year-old — who also happens to be an elite hockey player (ESPN.com)

• Every NHL Player Safety suspension from the 2017-18 season in one place (SBNation.com)

• Rick Nash disappointed about being asked to submit a list of teams to which he’d accept a trade (Newsday.com)

• For first time since 1994, Olympic hockey means no NHL (bostonglobe.com)

• Japan’s Women’s Hockey Team Wants to Be Known for Wins, Not Smiles (nytimes.com)

• In icy Minnesota, Pond Hockey Championships capture sport’s essence (AOL.com)

• Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher gives glimpse of off-ice life (montrealgazette.com)

• Whalers jerseys have no business in Carolina (ctpost.com)

• An open letter to Hartford Whalers fans (Old North Blog)

• Canadian women’s hockey legend Hailey Wickenheiser to donate brain to concussion research (Concussion Legacy Foundation)

• Hockey Hall-of-Famer Pat LaFontaine is working with all levels of hockey to share lessons he learned from the game (NBC Olympics)

• They can’t see, but blind hockey players can pass, shoot and score (Washington Post)


Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck

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