PHT Morning Skate: Ekman-Larsson out 3-4 weeks; Devils claim Dell

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• A lower-body injury will keep Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson sidelined for three-to-four weeks. [AZ Republic]

• On the NWHL and pulling off their bubble season up in Lake Placid. [Sportsnet]

• NHL Power Rankings: Reactions from first week of NHL season. [PHT]

Kirill Kaprizov, Travis Konecny, and Steven Stamkos are your NHL Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]

• While Jason Spezza cleared, the Devils have scooped up goaltender Aaron Dell off waivers. []

• They’ve yet to play an NHL game but the Seattle Kraken have already sold out of their season ticket plans. [Sound of Hockey]

• What makes Pierre-Luc Dubois so special. [EP Rinkside]

• Dylan Cozens play early on for the Sabres has earned him a bump up in lines. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• The Wild bandwagon is growing with each comeback victory. [Hockey Wilderness]

• It’s been an up and down start for the Penguins. What is there to worry about? [Pensburgh]

• What’s eating the Edmonton Oilers? [TSN]

• Maple Leafs rookie Nick Robertson is expected to miss four weeks with a knee injury. [Toronto Star]

• Former NHL players say the all-Canadian North Division will be the league’s best this season. []

• Which NHL sophomores should we keep an eye on this season? [Spector’s Hockey]


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