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PHT Morning Skate: Where enforcers might feel the pain

Sep 19, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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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.

Bob McKenzie lists some of the players who are getting paid during the lockout for injury reasons. (Bob McKenzie)

Meanwhile, McKenzie discusses the guys who wisely geared their signing bonuses to cover them during the lockout. (McKenzie again)

CapGeek takes the buyout angle a step further, revealing that the Buffalo Sabres will pay their players nearly one-third of their would-be salaries if the season doesn’t go on. (CapGeek)

With the should-be preseason slate beginning this coming Monday, the NHL is likely on the verge of announcing canceled exhibition games. (QMI Agency)

Speaking of cancellations, a Washington Capitals-Philadelphia Flyers rookie preseason skirmish bit the dust. (Washington Post)

Forbes claims that the Maple Leafs, Rangers and Canadiens are the only teams who made “real money” during the 2010-11 season. (Forbes)

NHL enforcers could face an even dimmer future if the league eventually apes an expected OHL policy. Darren Dreger reports that OHL fighters could face a suspension if they’re involved in 10+ fights in a season. (Darren Dreger)

John Tortorella loves dogs. Unless you’re talking about hockey players producing minimal effort, that is. (HLN)

New Jersey Devils players are among the people renting their team’s rinks for training purposes. (Fire & Ice)

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