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PHT Morning Skate: Kyle Turris has a frosty reception waiting for him

Ottawa Senators v Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 10: Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 10, 2012 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Kyle Turris returns to Phoenix tonight and he’s going to hear it from the home fans... However many of them show up to make him feel miserable anyhow. (Ottawa Sun)

San Jose’s Brent Burns said he “thought he was going to puke” when he took a knee-on-knee hit from Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky. That really catches the spirit of the thing, Brent. (

The Wings made it 17 in a row at home and made sure the Blues finished winless in Detroit this season. (Post-Dispatch)

Darryl Sutter had short-term goals when he took over in Los Angeles and being a playoff team by the All-Star break was one of them. Mission accomplished. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Wondering why the Lightning have been so bad this year? Injuries have more than helped hurt their season. (NHL)

Another day, another guy getting dinged up helmetless in warmups. This time it was Ottawa’s Jason Spezza who was cut above the right eye by an errant puck. (Senators Extra)

Christian Ehrhoff wants to lift spirits and make everyone laugh upon returning to the Sabres lineup. Is it cool to tell jokes at an ongoing funeral like the Sabres’ season? (Buffalo News)

Finally, Los Angeles’ Kyle Clifford pulled off the Gordie Howe hat trick against Ottawa during the Kings’ 4-1 win. (L.A. Times, NHL)