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PHT Morning Skate: Kane clears waivers; Blake’s extension

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SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 30: Evander Kane answers questions from the media in a conference room after practice with the San Jose Barracuda at Solar 4America Ice on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in San Jose, Calif. (Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

San Francisco Chronicle via Gett

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.

• Evander Kane cleared waivers and the NHLPA will be filling a grievance on his behalf. [San Jose Hockey Now]

• The LA Kings have reportedly handed GM Rob Blake a multi-year extension in the 4-5 year range. [Mayor’s Manor]

• And Blake will have former Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin on board as a senior adviser. [TSN]

• As Carey Price continues his rehab, Jake Allen is taking the Habs’ No. 1 job day by day. [Sportsnet]

• Following their 10-game winning streak, Penguins president Brian Burke sees the team as a Stanley Cup contender: “Do we believe we are a contender? Yes, we do, and we (Burke and general manager Ron Hextall) have since we got here. Can we add with our cap situation if we decide to? We are pretty limited with the salary cap restrictions that we are under, so making a big deal probably would be difficult to do. But we would look, certainly.” []

• What are realistic expectation for Kasperi Kapanen in Pittsburgh? [Pensburgh]

• Taking a look at the sweet, sweet jerseys for the 2022 Premier Hockey Federation All-Star Game. [The Ice Garden]

• The first-place Predators know they won’t be surprising anyone from here on out. [A to Z Sports Nashville]

• Is William Nylander at the level the Maple Leafs need him to be at? [The Hockey News]

• Jordan Eberle, Robert Thomas, and Yanni Gourde could be good pickups for the fantasy hockey team this week. [NBC Sports Edge]


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