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PHT Morning Skate: Binnington’s bounce-back; debuting during COVID


CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save during a game between the St.Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks on February 27, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• After a pair of strong outings, is Jordan Binnington back to form for the Blues? [Post-Dispatch]

• It was a big weekend for the Penguins with two wins and some encouraging signs shining through. [Pensburgh]

• Interesting read on what it’s like to make your NHL debut during the era of COVID-19 and the challenges that come with it. [ESPN]

• The Rangers lost to the Canucks Sunday night but they got a good look at an old and possibly future teammate in J.T. Miller. [NY Post]

• It’s been quite a run for the Canucks since Bruce Boudreau took over (18-7-4), but do they have enough time to claw their way into the Western Conference playoffs? [Sportsnet]

• Sarah Nurse’s stats for Canada at the Beijing Olympics were pretty stunning. [The Ice Garden]

• The Sharks will be without defenseman Mario Ferraro for 6-8 weeks after he suffered a fractured lower left fibula on Saturday. [TSN]

• Jordan Greenway and Mike Grier were honored by Boston University as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations. []

• Dinamo Riga has joined Jokerit in leaving the KHL following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. [The Hockey News]

• Yegor Sharangovich, Corey Perry and Jake DeBrusk are a few players who could help your fantasy hockey team this week. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Matt Barzal and Zdeno Chara are considered day-to-day for the Islanders after suffering injuries against the Kings. [NY Hockey Now]


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