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PHT Morning Skate: Where Ducks hold mini-training camp

Feb 22, 2013, 7:16 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.

The Buffalo Sabres have a new coach, but the result was the same Thursday night. (NBC Sports)

23-year-old New Jersey Devils prospect Mattias Tedenby remains in the hospital a week after his face was sliced by a skate blade during an AHL contest. (New Jersey Online)

New York Islanders defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky and Mark Streit disagree on whether the team’s struggling with the man advantage. (New York Newsday)

The 5-7-3 Calgary Flames made a few roster changes on Thursday. Among other things, they have summoned 23-year-old forward Akim Aliu. They might also get Sven Baertschi (hip flexor) back on Saturday. (Calgary Sun)

The Anaheim Ducks are enjoying a rare five-day gap in their schedule, so they’re holding a mini-training camp. On Thursday they had over an hour of skating so intense that it made Teemu Selanne feel his age — and then some. (Orange County Register)

Edmonton Oilers forward Lennart Petrell (head) might return on Saturday. (Edmonton Journal)

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has handed 19-year-old Ross Johnston a 15-game suspension for his two-handed swing of his stick that resulted in 17-year-old QMJHL rookie Brian Lovell suffering a broken jaw. (Calgary Sun)

A look at the evolution of 25-year-old James Neal and what he’s meant to a Pittsburgh Penguins team that already had some major stars prior to his arrival. (Penguins.nhl.com)

  1. bcisleman - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    The Newsday link did not reference any Streiter or Lubo quotes but did reference the up and down quality of the PP. That’s exactly right. Isles are statistically near the top of the NHL on the PP and PK. Some nights they are dominant, others out to lunch. Their big problem, however, is 5 on 5 play–among the worst in the NHL.

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