PHT Morning Skate: NHL teams arrive in bubbles; Chayka split reaction

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• Here’s what players and staff saw when they arrived in the bubbles on Sunday: “Everyone in the bubble must be alone in his or her assigned room. But each team has a meal room, a coaches room and a players lounge. Each lounge has a microwave, fridge, card table, television and gaming console. Each team has been provided a ping-pong table, and teams have added their own entertainment, including golf simulators, and decorations.” []

• The NHL has announced the full rosters for all 24 teams in the Return to Play. []

• This John Chayka split from the Coyotes may need Gary Bettman’s help to resolve. [Sportsnet]

• “John Chayka is a liar and a quitter.” [Coyotes Insider]

• After going through what was thought to be his last round of chemotherapy in April, Dale Hawerchuk’s cancer has unfortunately returned, according to his son. [TSN]

Victor Hedman has stayed behind in Tampa to deal with a personal matter. He’s expected to join his teammates in Toronto before play begins this weekend. [Tampa Bay Times]

Ilya Samsonov, who did not participate in Phase 3 for the Capitals, is out until next season due to injury. [NBC Sports Washington]

• What kind of hockey should we expect in Edmonton and Toronto? Sloppy hockey, according to Brad Marchand. [NBC Sports Boston]

• Once the NHL gets through finishing this season, what should we expect for the 2020-21 schedule? [Spector’s Hockey]


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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