PHT Morning Skate: Zetterberg done for the season?; Alex Lyon’s ‘Sixth Sense’ mask

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• Slava Voynov has not been given the OK by the NHL to return to the league. (Sportsnet)

Henrik Zetterberg‘s back injury could force him to miss the entire 2018-19 season. (

• The hiring of Hayley Wickenheiser and Noelle Needham is consistent with the mindset of Kyle Dubas. (The Score)

• With a potential Erik Karlsson trade looming, here’s a look at three of the best trades the Ottawa Senators have made. (The Hockey Writers)

• Alex Lyon’s mask is creepy. (

• Two Finns, two Canadians and one American — it’s the top-five under-25 players in the NHL. (Sporting News)

• Several American-born NHLers teamed up to honor Jim Johannson over the weekend. (Associated Press)

• Here’s a ranking of each team’s No. 1 defenseman. (The Hockey News)

• The Bruins and the Blackhawks unveiled their Winter Classic logos, and they’re very nice. (Sportsnet)

• The First projections of the 2018-19 NHL season are in and it’s bad news for the Vancouver Canucks. (Vancouver Courier)

• Toby Enstrom will leave the NHL for this coming season, electing to head home to Sweden. (Winnipeg Free Press)

• The new commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League is aiming for more exposure. (The Canadian Press)

• The heart-wrenching story of Joe Murphy is a somber reminder that the NHL must cut down on violence. (Detroit Free Press)

If you haven’t watched TSN’s story on Murphy, please take the time to do so.

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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