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PHT Morning Skate: John Mitchell’s gnarled face edition

Jan 25, 2013, 7:46 AM EDT

John Mitchell - Avalanche

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.

Wondering what it looks like when you take a puck off your face? Look no further than Avs forward John Mitchell‘s mug. As ESPN’s John Buccigross put it, it’s like he had to fight a hyena in the dressing room. (Denver Post)

Sidney Crosby‘s paying his first visit to Winnipeg to play the Jets and you could say it’s a bit of a big deal to the locals. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Oh yeah, it’s Tanner Glass‘s first game back as an opponent too. (WFP)

Marian Hossa is liking how his Blackhawks look right now. A 4-0-0 start will do that for you. (CSNChicago.com)

Meanwhile in Washington, they’re not liking life right now after getting “outworked” by the Habs. (Washington Post)

Also not enjoying hockey at the moment? The Maple Leafs who called yesterday’s 7-4 loss to the Isles the “worst game” of the season. (TSN)

Last night’s injuries we don’t know much about yet: Stephen Weiss‘ lower body injury in Florida (Miami Herald) and Jaromir Jagr in Dallas. (@DallasStars)

Finally, Theo Fleury had the tweet of the night after seeing Nail Yakupov‘s wild celebration after he scored the game-tying goal for the Oilers. It bore a bit of a resemblance to the one he had in Edmonton back in 1991.

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