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PHT Morning Skate: Where Ference takes another step in recovery

May 29, 2013, 7:11 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.

Don’t tell the Blackhawks that talk is cheap. “Pump-up speeches” helped them turn their second-round series around. (CSN Chicago)

Defenseman Andrew Ference was able to practice with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a suspected foot injury. (Boston Globe)

The Philadelphia Flyers hope to sign 24-year-old Austrian forward Michael Raffl and they’re not alone. (CSN Philly)

A look at the similarities between the Detroit Red Wings and the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. (Detroit Free Press)

Boston’s Jaromir Jagr and Pittsburgh’s Brenden Morrow both started the season with the Dallas Stars, so it’s fair to say that Morrow has a good idea of what to expect from Jagr. (Dallas Morning News)

While we’re talking about the Penguins and Bruins, here’s a look at some of the storylines that the upcoming Eastern Conference finals will feature. (Puck Daddy)

Detroit and Chicago are looking forward to a “fun” Game 7. (CSN Chicago)

Highlights from Los Angeles’ 2-1 win over San Jose:

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  1. manchestermiracle - May 29, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    I keep looking on here for an injury update (concussion) on Jarret Stoll of the Kings and I keep getting disappointed.

    So I went elsewhere (Kings Insider, SB Nation “Jewels From The Crown”) and found that he’s back skating after a week of no activity. No timetable for his return, which is bad for Kings fans and good for whoever they play in the WCF. The team is being cautious with him due to a previous concussion which caused him to miss 30 games in ’06/’07.

    If the Kings make it back to the Finals maybe he can play then. A shame such an integral part of their Cup run last year has been out more than six games now. The NHL’s suspension of Raffi Torres for the remainder of the series between the Kings and Sharks was definitely the right call.

  2. jcmeyer10 - May 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    I almost don’t want Ference to recover so there isn’t one of those awkward moments where the kid is still the better option.

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