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PHT Morning Skate: Where Lundqvist joins Operation Hat Trick to help Sandy victims

Nov 23, 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.

Henrik Lundqvist will be back on the ice Saturday night as part of Operation Hat Trick, a game to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Vancouver Sun)

Robin Lehner is excelling in the AHL, but will that stop the Ottawa Senators from choosing Ben Bishop over him as their backup goaltender if there’s a 2012-13 campaign? (Ottawa Citizen)

Morgan Rielly was taken by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. At the time Leafs GM Brian Burke claimed that he was Toronto’s top choice going into the draft. Was it right for Burke to put that kind of pressure on the youngster and, more importantly, can Rielly really be regarded as a better pick than Nail Yakupov or Ryan Murray? (Sportsnet)

TSN’s Bob McKenzie goes over the major lockout-related plot threads that we’re likely to be talking about over the next little while. Unfortunately, more cancelations are first on his list. (TSN)

Martin Erat isn’t ready to sign with a European club. (The Tennessean)

The Northern Lights Dream charity tour, which featured a number of locked-out NHL players, wrapped up with a game in Whitehorse, Canada. (Ottawa Citizen)

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