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PHT Morning Skate: Darren Helm still a long way from returning

May 23, 2013, 7:13 AM EST

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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.

Darren Helm (back) has suffered another setback and won’t skate for an indefinite period of time. (Detroit News)

Carl Gunnarsson knows Toronto fans are frustrated with the way the Maple Leafs’ season ended. “Take that times 10 — that’s how we feel.” (Sportsnet)

Could the Boston Bruins really squander another 3-0 series lead? (Boston Globe)

The Vancouver Canucks decision to fire Alain Vigneault gives the Colorado Avalanche another alternative if they don’t like Patrick Roy’s demands. (Denver Post)

Injury updates for the New York Rangers heading into Game 4 tonight. (Newsday)

The Nashville Predators have signed prospect Brendan Leipsic after his tremendous WHL campaign. (Renaud Lavoie)

Meanwhile the Detroit Red Wings have inked 20-year-old defenseman Mattias Backman. He had 26 points in 52 Swedish Elite League games in 2012-13. (MLive)

Highlights from Pittsburgh’s 7-3 win over Ottawa:

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  1. pastabelly - May 23, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    The last time the Bruins had a 3-0 lead in a series was against the Flyers. We all know what happened. They swept the series and went on to win the Cup. The team that blew a 3-0 lead featured guys like Whitfield, Begin, and Satan getting major ice time. Savard was ineffective after coming back from that concussion. Krejci missed the last four game with a broken wrist. It’s not the same Bruins team. They can lose a road game tonight, but won’t lose this series to an inferior team.

  2. ironyisadeadscene - May 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Cool picture.

  3. shoobiedoobin - May 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Imagine if Detroit had Helm back? Man oh man, the guy is a nightmare to play against. He can destroy guys 40+lbs bigger than him and is the fastest and quickest skater in the game. Most valuable 3rd line C in the game today.

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