PHT Morning Skate: Pettersson injury update; Peluso sues Devils

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• Good news for the Vancouver Canucks: Elias Pettersson’s knee injury will only keep him out of the lineup for 1-2 weeks. [Vancouver Province]

• Former New Jersey Devils forward Mike Peluso filed a federal lawsuit against the team for failing to disclose the extent of his head injuries suffered during his NHL career. []

Morgan Rielly is having a Norris Trophy-type season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but still isn’t satisfied. [TSN]

• Las Vegas has shown it’s an NHL town. Can it also become a college hockey town? [Sin Bin Vegas]

• Interesting read on how Spanish hockey announcers translate the game. [ESPN]

• Columbus is ready to host an NHL outdoor game. [1st Ohio Battery]

• Good on ye, Matt Dumba. The Minnesota Wild defenseman saw a Black Girl Hockey Club tweet and then donated to help send a girl to an international tournament. [Color of Hockey]

• Despite how their season has gone so far, the Chicago Blackhawks haven’t given up their playoff hopes. [Sun-Times]

Devon Toews’ presence is giving Barry Trotz a “nice problem” to have on the New York Islanders’ blue line. [Islanders Insight]

• The Philadelphia Flyers’ changes haven’t taken them off the path to better draft lottery odds. [NBC Philadelphia]

• Examining how Canada’s World Junior Championship hopes went up in flames. [Sporting News]

• “Klim Kostin’s reaction to World Juniors loss is what it is, so stop analyzing it” [St. Louis Gametime]

• Will Connor McDavid be an Edmonton Oiler when his contract ends? [Spector’s Hockey]

• If scoring is the issue, there’s a move to be made for the Dallas Stars. [Defending Big D]

• Dominic Moore joins Swiss side ZSC Lions for the rest of the season. [Swiss Hockey News]

• Finally, the post-warmup battle between Tyler Seguin and Mark Scheifele continued over the weekend:


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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