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PHT Morning Skate: Stalberg’s injury is an opportunity for others

Sep 26, 2013, 8:00 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.

With Nashville Predators forward Viktor Stalberg expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to a shoulder injury, Nick Spaling, Taylor Beck, and Craig Smith have an opportunity to temporarily assume the 27-year-old forward’s duties. (The Tennessean)

Phil Kessel isn’t worried about his emotions routinely getting the better of him. (NHL.com)

Dustin Penner is starting to settle in with the Anaheim Ducks. He still has an opportunity to play on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. (ESPN.com)

With the New York Rangers in Vancouver for a preseason game tonight, Alain Vigneault plans to thank some of the people he worked for when he was the Canucks’ bench boss. (Newsday)

Jaromir Jagr (hip/back) probably won’t be available for the New Jersey Devils’ preseason finale tonight. (The Bergen Record)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have no plans to attempt to acquire someone on the trade market in response to David Clarkson‘s 10-game suspension. Their proximity to the cap ceiling limits their options anyways. (Ottawa Citizen)

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