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PHT Morning Skate: Where Eric, Jordan Staal get ready for first season together

Jan 18, 2013, 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.

Carey Price has a sore groin, but he insists that it’s “just a real minor thing” and he’ll be available on Saturday. (Calgary Sun)

Speaking of groin problems, Todd Bertuzzi couldn’t finish the Detroit Red Wings’ Thursday evening skate for similar reasons. (Detroit Free Press)

Even after they failed to lure Zach Parise to Pittsburgh over the summer, the Penguins have reasons to feel good about Sidney Crosby‘s wingers. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Daniel Carcillo has been practicing on a line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa in the Chicago Blackhawks’ training camp. (CSN Chicago)

Eric and Jordan Staal have always been competitive with each other, but on Saturday they’ll begin their first NHL campaign together. (News & Observer)

The Ottawa Senators left for their season opener in Winnipeg with three goaltenders. Senators coach Paul MacLean said, “Right now, between the three of them, it’s hard to say which one is the best.” (Ottawa Sun)

Stars owner Tom Gaglardi couldn’t be happier to have Mike Modano join his franchise as an Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor. (Dallas News)

After trading Matthew Lombardi and waiving Tim Connolly, the Toronto Maple Leafs have handed Nazem Kadri a golden opportunity. (Toronto Sun)

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