PHT Morning Skate: Eichel’s Olympic hopes; Georgiev rolling

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Jack Eichel‘s hopes to play for the U.S. in the 2022 Olympics are still alive. [TSN]

• Blackhawks forward Jujhar Khaira had to be stretchered off the ice after a hit from Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. [PHT]

Alexandar Georgiev is keeping the Rangers afloat in Igor Shesterkin‘s absence. [Blue Seat Blogs]

• The NHL has suspended Jason Spezza six games for kneeing Neal Pionk in the head on Sunday night. Spezza is expected to file an appeal. [PHT]

• Darryl Sutter on the Flames’ defense during their 5-3 loss to San Jose last night: “Our defense had a really rough night. The six defencemen played like an exhibition game.” [Sportsnet]

• What are some realistic trade options for the Sharks with Evander Kane? [NBC Sports Bay Area]

• The IIHF announced that Denmark will host the 2022 Women’s World Championship from August 26-September 4, 2022. [On Her Turf]

Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond still lead the 2021-22 NHL rookie pack. [Daily Faceoff]

• How much longer will we be able to enjoy the play of Patrice Bergeron? [NBC Sports Bay Area]

• Get used to hearing the Juraj Slafkovsky, who is expected to be a high pick in this summer’s NHL Draft. [NBC Sports Edge]


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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