PHT Morning Skate: Nolan Patrick, Bobby Ryan take part in practice

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• Still sidelined with a migraine disorder, Nolan Patrick took part in Philadelphia Flyers practice on Wednesday. (NBC Philadelphia)

Bobby Ryan was also back at practice on Wednesday, joining the Ottawa Senators for the first time since November. (Ottawa Sun)

• Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha calls punctured lung the worst pain he has ever been in. (Detroit Free Press)

• NHL Numbers: Hockeytown, we have a problem (The Hockey News)

• After trip, St. Louis Blues find comfort at home. (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

• The rest of the Calgary Flames defense will have to step up if Mark Giordano is out long-term. (Calgary Herald)

• Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews is impressed by Alex Ovechkin as they both chase the Rocket Richard award. (Sportsnet)

• Is this the end of the NHL line for San Jose Sharks forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau? (Spectors Hockey)

• The Pittsburgh Penguins power play has been both not great and not terrible. (Tribune Review)

• The Boston Bruins reported interest in defenseman Brendan Dillon is warranted. (Bruins Daily)

• Back to basics: The Washington Capitals must play tougher hockey down the stretch. (NOVA Caps)

• What is the level of concern for Sami Vatanen and Nico Hischier injuries? (NJ.com)

• Peter DeBoer is starting the Vegas Golden Knights’ fourth line to drag the group into the game. (Sin Bin Vegas)

• Making one fan’s Tampa Bay Lightning wish come true. (Tampa Bay Times)

Jake Gardiner: Tempest with the Carolina Hurricanes. (Rotoworld)

• The Vancouver Canucks have problems right now but they are good problems to have. (Canucks Army)

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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