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PHT Morning Skate: Where Matteau’s stint with the Devils might be ending

Jan 28, 2013, 7:14 AM EDT

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Stefan Matteau #15 of the New Jersey Devils skates out during player introductions before the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center on January 22, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.
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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.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy exceled offensively last season, but he also ran into defensive problems. During the lockout, the 21-year-old honed his skills in the AHL and he’s been a big part of the Blackhawks’ 6-0-0 start. (CSN Chicago)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tanner Glass has been playing through a shoulder injury. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin is expected to make his season debut in the near future. Boston’s schedule has been relatively light thus far, but they will play three games over the next four days. The 26-year-old netminder has seven NHL appearances on his resume and is serving as goaltender Tuukka Rask‘s understudy. (CSN New England)

Exploring some of the New York Rangers’ greatest moments. (New York Daily News)

The New Jersey Devils might return 18-year-old forward Stefan Matteau to the juniors after Tuesday’s game. (New Jersey Online)

Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates is happy to finally earn his first NHL win as a head coach. He just wishes it had been sooner. (Washington Times)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal has been playing a complete game this season. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

The Nashville Predators are getting ready for Monday’s playoff rematch against the Phoenix Coyotes. Nashville lost to the Coyotes in five games in the 2012 Western Conference Semifinals. (The Tennessean)

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