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PHT Morning Skate: Fleury makes emotional return to Pittsburgh

Marc-Andre Fleury

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stands during the national anthem before the team’s NHL hockey game against his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. It was Fleury’s first trip back to Pittsburgh for a game since being taken in the expansion draft by the Golden Knights. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


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• Fleury welcomed back by Penguins fans with open arms (

• Hockey is for Everyone: The Jessica Platt Story (

• Sittler’s record-setting jersey resurfaces after 42 years (

• Amanda Kessel is a typical 26-year-old -- who also happens to be an elite hockey player (

• Every NHL Player Safety suspension from the 2017-18 season in one place (

• Rick Nash disappointed about being asked to submit a list of teams to which he’d accept a trade (

• For first time since 1994, Olympic hockey means no NHL (

• Japan’s Women’s Hockey Team Wants to Be Known for Wins, Not Smiles (

• In icy Minnesota, Pond Hockey Championships capture sport’s essence (

• Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher gives glimpse of off-ice life (

• Whalers jerseys have no business in Carolina (

• An open letter to Hartford Whalers fans (Old North Blog)

• Canadian women’s hockey legend Hailey Wickenheiser to donate brain to concussion research (Concussion Legacy Foundation)

• Hockey Hall-of-Famer Pat LaFontaine is working with all levels of hockey to share lessons he learned from the game (NBC Olympics)

• They can’t see, but blind hockey players can pass, shoot and score (Washington Post)

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