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PHT Morning Skate: Zach Parise’s “C” also stands for “center”

Oct 25, 2011, 7:00 AM EST

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Zach Parise has been a left wing his whole career. Now they’re giving him a shot at being center, much to his surprise. (Fire & Ice)

Blues captain David Backes is feeling better after getting lit up by Chris Pronger and should be ready to go on Wednesday. (Post-Dispatch)

Rest easy Leafs fans, it looks like James Reimer will be back in net on Thursday. (Toronto Sun)

Max Pacioretty may or may not have a broken wrist and may or may not miss a lot of time. Uh oh. (David Stubbs)

Anton Stralman spent all training camp trying out with the Devils. Of course it would be the Rangers to offer him a contract. (Ranger Rants)

Brett Hull enjoys twisting the knife on Sabres fans via Twitter. (Sabres Edge)

Blackhawks are looking forward to tightening up their defense. (CSNChicago.com)

Jets prospect Mark Scheifele is totally cool with going back to junior hockey. (Winnipeg Sun)

Drew Doughty is practicing in L.A. without contact. Baby steps, kids. (L.A. Times)

Nashville could get both Mike Fisher and Francis Bouillon back on Thursday. Will Trotz have some one-liners ready for them? (Tennessean)

Sources are saying that Flyers rookie Sean Couturier is not heading back to juniors. What a draft steal. (CSNPhilly.com)

College hockey sadness: Alabama-Huntsville is dropping D-I hockey. Who hates Huntsville? The school administrators did. (UAHHockey.com)

Top 2012 draft prospect Alex Galchenyuk’s season is probably over with a knee injury. (TSN)

Vladimir Sobotka is a first line player? He is now with Andy McDonald out of action. (Post-Dispatch)

Alex Ovechkin meets the wax Alex Ovechkin at Madame Tussauds in D.C. (Caps Insider)

Finally, here’s video of how his wax statue was put together. Prepare to be weirded out.

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