PHT Morning Skate: Fleury makes emotional return to Pittsburgh

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• Fleury welcomed back by Penguins fans with open arms (

• Hockey is for Everyone: The Jessica Platt Story (

• Sittler’s record-setting jersey resurfaces after 42 years (

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

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

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

• For first time since 1994, Olympic hockey means no NHL (

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

• In icy Minnesota, Pond Hockey Championships capture sport’s essence (

• Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher gives glimpse of off-ice life (

• Whalers jerseys have no business in Carolina (

• 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 or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck

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