PHT Morning Skate: Karlsson’s season over; Frozen Four Preview

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Erik Karlsson will not be heading on the road with the Ottawa Senators, which means his season is officially over. (TSN)

• Yesterday marked the start of the first ever Arab Club Cup Championship. The tournament, which will take place in Abu Dhabi, could help countries like Egypt fall in love with hockey. (ESPN)

Antti Raanta has been on a roll of late and the Arizona Coyotes would like to get him under contract in the near future. (Arizona Sports 98.7 FM)

• The Michigan Wolverines have been riding their top line through the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament. They’ll take on Notre Dame for a spot in the title game. (USCHO.com)

• Despite losing five or their top six scorers from last year, Minnesota-Duluth has managed to to make it back to the Frozen Four. They’ll have to get through Ohio State to make it to the final. (College Hockey News)

• Predators forward Filip Forsberg is getting hot at the perfect time. “When he’s going, he’s a big-time threat out there,” Ryan Johansen said. “Great time for him to start ramping his game up. … He’s a motivated player right now.” (Tennessean)

 • USA Today breaks down Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton, Henrik Lundqvist, Jaromir Jagr, Henrik Zetterberg, Roberto Luongo and Patrick Marleau‘s chances of making the hall of fame. (USA Today)

• Avs first-rounder Cale Maker has decided to return to UMass for another year. He was drafted fourth overall last June. (Mile High Hockey)

• Amanda Kessel discussed beating Canada at the Olympics, obstacles she got through in her career, the cool things she got to do after winning gold, and more in this Q & A. (Athletes Quarterly)

• Up top, check out the highlights from last night’s game between the Lightning and Bruins.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.