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PHT Morning Skate: Penguins will need to make tough calls when stars return

Apr 19, 2013, 7:13 AM EDT

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on January 19, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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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.

Erik Gudbranson might have hurt his wrist/hand during the Panthers’ 6-1 loss yesterday. Meanwhile Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic made his NHL debut. (Miami Herald)

Who goes out of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup when Sidney Crosby, James Neal, and Evgeni Malkin are ready to return? (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

A look at the side of Miikka Kiprusoff that’s not often seen in public. (Calgary Sun)

While we’re on the subject, here’s a list of reasons why Kiprusoff should return for the 2013-14 campaign. (Calgary Sun)

Mark Fistric admitted that he had talks with the Edmonton Oilers before the trade deadline, but they couldn’t come to an agreement. He’s scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. (Edmonton Journal)

New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan has won his fourth Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. (Rangers.nhl.com)

The three Canadian Hockey Leagues have all either started or are about to start their respective semi-finals. (CHL.ca)

The Chicago Blackhawks have accomplished a lot during the regular season, but they know they still have a lot of work ahead of them. (CSN Chicago)

Highlights from the New Jersey Devils’ 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers:

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