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PHT Morning Skate: Holland on McDavid, Draisaitl; Ellis week-to-week

With Ken Holland, Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre and Doug Wilson officially being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Sean Leahy looks at who could be inducted in the Class of 2022.

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.

• Ken Holland on his dynamic duo -- Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl: “I reflect back on the successes [in Detroit], and obviously it was talent. But there’s also will and determination that is important, that is a difference-maker, and they’ve got it. They bring it. They bring it every day. They’re motivated. They’re committed. They’re determined. They push.” []

• NHL has postponed the Senators’ next three games due to a COVID-19 outbreak. [PHT]

• Mark Stone talks about the injury that kept him out of the Golden Knights’ lineup for nearly a month. [Sin Bin Vegas]

• A soft tissue issue has kept Victor Olofsson away from the Sabres for the last six games. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Ryan Ellis returned to the Flyers for one game, got hurt again, and is now considered week-to-week. [Broad Street Hockey]

• An upper-body injury will keep the Avs’ J.T. Compher out for at least a month. [Colorado Hockey Now]

• Remember the name Matvei Michkov. The Russian prospect will potentially be the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NHL Draft. [The Hockey News]

• As two of the NHL’s youngest teams, the Devils and Rangers are showing some potential. [Trentonian]

• Scott Perunovich, the 2020 Hobey Baker Award winner, has been recalled by the Blues after tearing up the AHL with two goals and 20 points in 12 games. [St. Louis Gametime]

• What options do the Bruins have to fix their blue line issues? [Stanley Cup of Chowder]


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