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PHT Morning Skate: Alfredsson comfortable with Red Wings

Sep 18, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

Teuvo Teravainen #23 of the Chicago Blackhawks moves up the ice under pressure from Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Detroit Red Wings during an exhibition game at United Center on September 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 2-0.
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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.

After playing in 1,178 regular season games with the Ottawa Senators, Daniel Alfredsson said that his preseason debut with the Detroit Red Wings didn’t “feel that different.” That being said, he’s been having fun with his new team. (CSN Chicago)

Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan rarely fights, but he earned a lot of praise from his teammates after dropping his gloves in a preseason game. (Flames.nhl.com)

Philadelphia Flyers forward Michael Raffl, 24, got a chance to play on a line with Vincent Lecavalier and Wayne Simmonds on Tuesday and the results were positive. (CSN Philly)

The Stanley Cup’s tour is winding down, but it will make a stop at Millennium Park in Chicago today. (Chicago Tribune)

Chris Bigras has agreed to an entry-level contract with the Colorado Avalanche. He was taken with the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. (Avalanche.nhl.com)

Patrik Elias likes what he’s seen from forward Damien Brunner, but he was reluctant to predict that Brunner would end up with a contract after joining the New Jersey Devils on a tryout basis. “You look at the guys who are here and there aren’t too many spots open,” Elias said. (The Star-Ledger)

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