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PHT Morning Skate: Perron’s a bright spot in Oilers’ bleak start

Edmonton Oilers v Phoenix Coyotes

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: David Perron #57 of the Edmonton Oilers shoots the puck on goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period of the NHL game at Arena on October 26, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.

Christian Petersen

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.

David Perron has excelled with the Edmonton Oilers, not just with his offensive contributions, but also thanks to his willingness to get under the opposition’s skin. (Edmonton Journal)

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There’s a chance that the Carolina Hurricanes won’t send goaltender Justin Peters to the minors once Anton Khudobin is healthy. Instead they might end up trading a goalie or keeping three netminders on the roster. (News & Observer)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine can be activated off of the long-term injured reserve list now, but he needs more time to strengthen his surgically-repaired knee. (Washington Post)

The New York Islanders are dealing with some defensive issues, but after conditionally surrendering their first round pick for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in the Thomas Vanek deal, getting extra help on the trade market will be particularly difficult. (Newsday)

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele hasn’t scored a goal in 22 games, but the 20-year-old forward is still confident in his abilities. On top of that, he doesn’t feel like getting points should be his focus right now over “doing the simple things.” (Winnipeg Sun)

Sean Monahan, 19, seems to find another level whenever a game is on the line. (Calgary Sun)

Highlights from Pittsburgh’s 4-0 victory over Washington:

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