PHT Morning Skate: Recognition for Reimer; Stecklein’s USA Hockey return

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James Reimer has been a bright spot this season and he’s OK with not getting the recognition. [Daily Faceoff]

• Following two games Tuesday night, the NHL will hit pause on the season until Dec. 26. [PHT]

• Game 7 of the U.S.-Canada My Why Your women’s hockey series was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. [USA Hockey]

• Lee Stecklein’s return to U.S. hockey began with a fortunate phone call. [Olympic Talk]

• Wild head coach Dean Evason said Joel Eriksson Ek‘s upper-body injury “doesn’t look good.” [Star Tribune]

• What change could the Maple Leafs make that would deliver the biggest impact? [Maple Leafs Nation]

• The 2022 Hockey Hall of Fame class could be full of Canucks. [Pass it to Bulis]

• How the Oilers “freed” Jesse Puljujarvi and put him in position to succeed. [Sportsnet]

• A look at why Oskar Lindblom has been surging of late for the Flyers. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Third periods have been really good for the Wild. [Zone Coverage]

• What’s going on with Capitals rookie Connor McMichael? [Japers’ Rink]


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