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PHT Morning Skate: Ekman-Larsson out 3-4 weeks; Devils claim Dell


EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 04: Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 of the Arizona Coyotes pleads with a linesman in the first period of Game Two of the Western Conference Qualification Round against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Place on August 04, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

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• A lower-body injury will keep Coyotes captain Oliver Ekman-Larsson sidelined for three-to-four weeks. [AZ Republic]

• On the NWHL and pulling off their bubble season up in Lake Placid. [Sportsnet]

• NHL Power Rankings: Reactions from first week of NHL season. [PHT]

• Kirill Kaprizov, Travis Konecny, and Steven Stamkos are your NHL Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]

• While Jason Spezza cleared, the Devils have scooped up goaltender Aaron Dell off waivers. []

• They’ve yet to play an NHL game but the Seattle Kraken have already sold out of their season ticket plans. [Sound of Hockey]

• What makes Pierre-Luc Dubois so special. [EP Rinkside]

• Dylan Cozens play early on for the Sabres has earned him a bump up in lines. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• The Wild bandwagon is growing with each comeback victory. [Hockey Wilderness]

• It’s been an up and down start for the Penguins. What is there to worry about? [Pensburgh]

• What’s eating the Edmonton Oilers? [TSN]

• Maple Leafs rookie Nick Robertson is expected to miss four weeks with a knee injury. [Toronto Star]

• Former NHL players say the all-Canadian North Division will be the league’s best this season. []

• Which NHL sophomores should we keep an eye on this season? [Spector’s Hockey]


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