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PHT Morning Skate: Capitals sign Conor Sheary; More trades soon?

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 04: Conor Sheary #43 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Carolina Hurricanes at PPG Paints Arena on January 4, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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• The Pittsburgh to Washington pipeline remains strong as the Capitals signed two-time Stanley Cup champion Conor Sheary to a one-year contract on Tuesday. With Henrik Lundqvist not playing this season the Capitals had some additional salary cap space, and they used it to sign Sheary. [Washington Capitals]

• Another look at the key dates for the 2020-21 NHL season. [NBC ProHockeyTalk]

• Also another look at the COVID-19 protocols for this season as well as the change to the offside rule. [NBC ProHockeyTalk]

• Examining Mikael Granlund’s return to the Nashville Predators. [On The Forecheck]

• Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving says trades and free agent signings could really pick up over the next couple of weeks. [TSN]

• Looking at Deryk Engelland’s hockey career in Vegas. [Knights On Ice]

• Looking at Arizona State’s 36-day road trip to start the NCAA hockey season. [ESPN]

• Here are two sentences on 15 potential breakout candidate for the 2020-21 NHL season. [Sportsnet]

• The Battle of Albert between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers will be played 10 times this season. [Calgary Sun]

• Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is hoping for improvement and renewed excitement this season. [The Detroit News]

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.