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PHT Morning Skate: Rakell’s fit in Pittsburgh; Silfverberg out with blood clot

Pro Hockey Talk's Sean Leahy discusses the winners and losers from the NHL trade deadline and reviews some of the most high-profile moves involving Claude Giroux, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Rickard Rickell.

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.

• How Rickard Rakell fits into the plans of Penguins GM Ron Hextall. [Pensburgh]

• Will not picking up goaltending help come back to bite the Maple Leafs? [Sportsnet]

• Winners and losers from the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline. [PHT]

• The NHLPA is now involved in the Evgenii Dadonov no-trade clause dispute. [TSN]

• Johan Larsson will serve as a reliable pickup for the Capitals. [Washington Hockey Now]

• Doctors found a blood clot in the right leg of Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg. He will not skate for the next two weeks and the team has not ruled him out from returning before the end of the regular season. [The Athletic]

• Sabres GM Kevyn Adams explains why the team was so quiet on trade deadline day. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• “The Calgary Flames organization has launched a $125-million lawsuit against its insurers for losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... In a statement of claim filed in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench, the team says the coronavirus fits squarely within the contemplated coverage it purchased from a group of six different insurers.” [Calgary Herald]

• Madison, Wisconsin will host the 2022 IIHF U18 women’s world championship after the tournament was canceled the past two years. [On Her Turf]

• Ranking the best players on each team that were acquired via trade. [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.