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PHT Morning Skate: Where Jagr’s happy being a supporting cast member

Apr 5, 2013, 7:15 AM EST

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 4: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Boston Bruins warms up prior to the game agains the New Jersey Devils on April 2, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

Penguins GM Ray Shero denied reports that Sidney Crosby has concussion symptoms. So did his agent. (ESPN.com)

Jaromir Jagr has no problem being seen as a role player with the Boston Bruins rather than a star. In fact, he kind of likes it. (The Star-Ledger)

San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture reflects on how former teammate Ryane Clowe, who was traded to the New York Rangers on Tuesday, helped him grow as a hockey player. (CSN Bay Area)

Rookies have been the key to the Ottawa Senators’ success this season. (Ottawa Sun)

Speaking of which, newly acquired forward Cory Conacher skated on a line with fellow rookies Jakob Silfverberg and Mika Zibanejad in his first Ottawa Senators’ practice. (Ottawa Citizen)

New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit admitted that he was worried about the possibility of being traded. (New York Newsday)

A detailed look at the Dallas Stars trades of Derek Roy and Jagr. (Hockey Prospectus)

Goaltending prospect Laurent Brossoit has signed an entry-level deal with the Calgary Flames. (Calgary Sun)

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