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PHT Morning Skate: Cam Janssen is fighting for Sandy victims

Nov 15, 2012, 8:45 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.

Cam Janssen and a host of other former and current Blues players are playing a charity hockey game in Missouri for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Janssen’s ties to New Jersey helped make it happen. (NHLPA)

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith are all thinking about heading to Europe. (CSNChicago.com)

You’ll get more on this later this morning: Jason Chimera signs in Czech Extraliga for a newly dubious team. (Allan Walsh on Twitter)

Don Cherry is a huge fan of Twitter. Whaaaaaaat? (Globe And Mail)

The Flyers’ AHL team will be called the Lehigh Valley Phantoms when they move to Allentown next season. (Allentown Morning Call)

Alex Burmistrov is doing just fine in the AHL. (Winnipeg Sun)

Former Sabres tough guy Rob Ray is hoping everyone in labor talks can just cool off for a bit. (Toronto Sun)

Today marks Day 61 of the NHL lockout. By the way, Rick Nash has nine goals and five assists for HC Davos in Switzerland.

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