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PHT Morning Skate: Laine’s Winnipeg future; Staal’s impact on Skinner

St. Louis Blues v Winnipeg Jets - Game One

WINNIPEG, MB - APRIL 10: Patrik Laine #29 of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates after scoring a first period goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell MTS Place on April 10, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)

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• Shirts in honor Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom -- Oskar Strong -- have raised over $200,000 for Hockey Fights Cancer. []

• Would a career season help keep Patrik Laine happy in Winnipeg? [Jets Nation]

• What one infectious diseases physician and scientist thinks about the NHL dealing with COVID-19 next season. [ESPN]

• Shoulder surgery will keep Gustav Nyquist off the ice for 5-6 months. [PHT]

• Ryan Pulock signed a two-year, $10M deal with the Islanders on Wednesday. Now Lou Lamoriello has to find a way to create cap space to sign Mathew Barzal. [PHT]

• Will Eric Staal’s presence help Jeff Skinner next season in Buffalo? [Sabre Noise]

• What should the Predators expect from former uber prospect Eeli Tolvanen next season? [Predlines]

• What next season’s trade deadline can do for the Wild. [The Hockey Writers]

• On closing the gap between hockey stat heads and regular fans. [All About the Jersey]

• Micheal Ferland will play a big role in the health of the Canucks’ cap picture going forward. [Canucks Army]

• Best comeback, toughest fighter, and “being the guy that everyone wants to punch in the face,” are just some of the fun alternative NHL awards handed out here. [Puck Junk]


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