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PHT Morning Skate: Chara’s bad luck; Schwartz carrying sister’s memory

2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Four

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - JUNE 03: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins is attended to after being injured during the game against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 03, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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• Zdeno Chara’s bad luck in the injury department could spell conditioning issues for the Bruins captain. (Sportsnet)

• A look at the potential options to replace Chara if he can’t go. (Bruins Daily)

• Bruins defense increasingly hit by injury bug at worst possible time. (Yahoo Sports)

• Misfiring Bruins need to shake up their forward lines. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• Eight years since her death, Jaden Schwartz is carrying his sister Mandi’s memory with him during Cup run. (

• The St. Louis Blues are getting the best of their former captain thus far. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

• Blues collection has got them this far, but their stars need to lead the way. (The Hockey News)

• Blues defense shining in Cup Final. (

• Weighing the pros and cons of a return to Ottawa for Erik Karlsson. (Ottawa Citizen)

• What happens next if the Maple Leafs trade Nazem Kadri. (Leafs Nation)

• Could Jesse Puljujarvi be KHL bound? (Oilers Nation)

• Ralph Kruger ready for a new challenge in Buffalo. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• NHL to Seattle means big things for local amateur hockey, including a new $25 million complex. (Seattle Times)

• What signing Kevin Hayes would mean for the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers roster. (Broad Street Hockey)

• Newfoundland wins Kelly Cup. (ECHL)

• A study into what’s the best time to pull a goalie. (Big Think)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck