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PHT Morning Skate: Covid-19 financial impact; Lemieux’s overlooked accomplishments

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• All the Sens players affected by Covid-19 have fully recovered. (Ottawa Sun)

• North Dakota is ready to host the NHL if they want to play playoffs games at a neutral site. (Grand Forks Herald)

• Avs assistant GM Craig Billington is still working hard during this pause. (Fort Morgan Times)

• There’s a lot of questions surrounding the draft, especially if the NHL season doesn’t resume. (The Win Column)

• If the NHL season doesn’t resume, it could cost the league around $1 billion. (The Province)

• Minnesota Whitecaps broadcaster Kelly Schultz has been sewing masks during the pandemic. (The Ice Garden)

• Anton Slepyshev has signed a two-year contract in the KHL. (TSN)

• The Coronarivus pause may have ended the careers of some Utah Grizzlies prospects. (Salt Lake Tribune)

• Rookie Quinn Hughes has shown remarkable maturity levels during the Covid-19 pause. (The Province)

• Adam Gretz provides us with a list of some of Mario Lemieux’s overlooked accomplishments. (Pensburgh)

• Caps defender Nick Jensen feels like ending the season without a conclusion is “just kind of all for nothing”. (Nova Caps Fan)


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.