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PHT Morning Skate: Banged up Blue Jackets

Dec 9, 2013, 8:15 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.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have a host of injuries they’re dealing with. (Blue Jackets)

To make things a little better, the team recalled Tim Erixon to fill a hole on the blue line. (Blue Jackets)

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Apparently the Avalanche tried to get Dmitry Kulikov from the Florida Panthers but it didn’t quite work out. (Ottawa Sun)

How much is the salary cap going to go up next year? Hmm… (Globe And Mail)

The funk the Nashville Predators are in puts them in a very bad position. (The Tennessean)

Washington Capitals prospect Riley Barber is doing good things at Miami University. (NHL.com)

John Tortorella calls the Colorado Avalanche the “quickest team we’ve played.” (All Things Avs)

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  2. B. Bishop (1596)
  3. M. Fleury (1532)
  4. D. Alfredsson (1486)
  5. J. Harding (1356)
  1. C. Price (1242)
  2. M. Staal (1159)
  3. D. Setoguchi (1158)
  4. A. Ekblad (1136)
  5. J. Giguere (1118)