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PHT Morning Skate: Where Rinne (hip) is looking to return stronger

May 21, 2013, 7:15 AM EST

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Goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators looks on during a break in the action against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on March 30, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.
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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.

Some interesting statistics about Ottawa’s 2-1 double overtime win on Sunday. (Ottawa Citizen)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Joe Vitale will probably practice Tuesday after missing Game 3. (Penguins.nhl.com)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is looking to return stronger now that he’s undergone hip surgery. He dealt with the injury throughout the 2013 campaign. (The Tennessean)

Colin Greening was asked what it was like to play with fiberglass in his face. “Well, you’ve got a lot of adrenalin going through your body,” he said. “But they were only small pieces.” (Ottawa Citizen)

21-year-old Tyler Toffoli has managed to step up when given the opportunity to do so. (LA Kings Insider)

Switzerland-native Damien Brunner thinks very highly of what Edmonton Oilers coach Ralph Krueger accomplished during his time as the coach of the Swiss national team. (Edmonton Sun)

San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture temporarily left Saturday’s game after crashing into the boards. He scored the overtime goal when he returned, but skipped Monday’s practice. All the same, he should play in Game 4 tonight. (CSN Bay Area)

Highlights from Detroit’s 3-1 win over Chicago:

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