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PHT Morning Skate: $1M raised for Joey Moss Fund; Ekman-Larsson’s future

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FILE - This Jan. 6, 2019, file photo shows Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson skating against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson labored through the first part of the 2019-20 season as a knee injury lingered. The time off during the NHL’s shutdown and a trip home to Sweden allowed the defenseman a chance to heal, giving the Coyotes a boost as the postseason nears. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)


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• Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid are using the offseason to skate together in Arizona. [Sportsnet]

• On what would have been Grey Cup weekend, the Edmonton Football Club raised nearly $1M in a 50-50 raffle to benefit the Joey Moss Memorial Fund, which helps people with developmental disabilities. [CTV]

• Joel Ward has been hired as an assistant coach for the AHL Henderson Silver Knights. [Review-Journal]

• Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin is feeling 100% after surgery to fix a nerve issue in his arm and will be ready whenever training camps open. []

• Are Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s days numbered in Arizona? [Featurd]

• Dave Lowry has joined the Jets as an assistant coach. His son, Adam, is currently a forward on the team. [Jets]

• A big role with the Blue Jackets should boost Max Domi’s production next season. [1st Ohio Battery]

• Terry Smith, who created the original Sharks logo, is happy to see it back on their “reserve retro” jerseys. []

• How should the Oilers deploy Jesse Puljujarvi now that he’s back in the fold? [Oilers Nation]

• Former NHLer Shane Churla has joined the Panthers as director of scouting. [TSN]

• Two ACL surgeries later, Flyers defenseman Sam Morin is eager for another shot. [Inquirer]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.