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PHT Morning Skate: Jagr leaning toward playing 35th pro season; unsung Lindgren


Ex-NHL player Jaromir Jagr plays for Kladno in action against Havirov team during their First Czech Hockey League match, in Havirov, Czech Republic, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. 47-years player returned onto the ice after one year and one day that he couldn’t play due to injury. (Jaroslav Ozana/CTK via AP)


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.

• Sounds like 50-year-old Jaromir Jagr will be back for another season with Rytíři Kladno of the Czech Republic. []

• The Oilers being one win away from the Western Conference Final? Who would have thought that a few months ago? [Copper ‘n Blue]

• Throughout this playoff run for the Rangers, it’s time to show Ryan Lindgren some love. [Blueshirt Banter]

• Blues head coach Craig Berube on his “no comment” response when asked about the threats directed at Nazem Kadri: “I just want to comment on my ‘no comment’ the other day. I’m not on social media. I was aware of a threat made to Nazem. Not the racist stuff. In no way is it acceptable by the St. Louis Blues or anybody else for him to have to go through that.” [ESPN]

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• “Three Calgary businessmen have engaged with Calgary Flames ownership with the goal of facilitating a new arena deal with the city.” [Calgary Sun]

• “Now, as the city’s negotiators prepare to sit down at the table with Flames ownership and try to find a new deal, they should get ready to raise the stakes. It’s time for Calgary, a city that prides itself on its entrepreneurial spirit, to let its biggest corporate leaders take the risks associated with building the arena — and reap the rewards if and when they come.” [National Observer]

• What can we expect from the Florida Panthers next season? [Daily Faceoff]

• Joe Thornton remains undecided about his future in the NHL. The Panthers forward turns 43 in July. [PHT]

• Interesting look at which Golden Knights players have the most to gain or lose depending on who’s the next head coach. [Sin Bin Vegas]


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