PHT Morning Skate: Chara’s bad luck; Schwartz carrying sister’s memory

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Zdeno Chara‘s bad luck in the injury department could spell conditioning issues for the Bruins captain. (Sportsnet)

• A look at the potential options to replace Chara if he can’t go. (Bruins Daily)

• Bruins defense increasingly hit by injury bug at worst possible time. (Yahoo Sports)

• Misfiring Bruins need to shake up their forward lines. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• Eight years since her death, Jaden Schwartz is carrying his sister Mandi’s memory with him during Cup run. (

• The St. Louis Blues are getting the best of their former captain thus far. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

• Blues collection has got them this far, but their stars need to lead the way. (The Hockey News)

• Blues defense shining in Cup Final. (

• Weighing the pros and cons of a return to Ottawa for Erik Karlsson. (Ottawa Citizen)

• What happens next if the Maple Leafs trade Nazem Kadri. (Leafs Nation)

• Could Jesse Puljujarvi be KHL bound? (Oilers Nation)

• Ralph Kruger ready for a new challenge in Buffalo. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• NHL to Seattle means big things for local amateur hockey, including a new $25 million complex. (Seattle Times)

• What signing Kevin Hayes would mean for the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers roster. (Broad Street Hockey)

• Newfoundland wins Kelly Cup. (ECHL)

• A study into what’s the best time to pull a goalie. (Big Think)

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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