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PHT Morning Skate: Sakic will play larger role with Avalanche

Joe Sakic

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.

Joe Sakic is expected to serve in an expanded front office role with the Colorado Avalanche next season. (Denver Post)

Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta talks about the injury that left him crying in his coach’s arms. (Montreal Gazette)

Pavel Datsyuk doesn’t want to talk about the possibility of him finishing his career in Russia. Not while the playoffs are still going on anyways. (Detroit News)

Rangers forward Derick Brassard has stepped up for the New York Rangers in his first playoff series. (Newsday)

There’s a slim chance that Danny DeKeyser (thumb surgery) would be available for Detroit in the Stanley Cup finals, but, “let’s get there first,” GM Ken Holland said. (Detroit Free Press)

The Ottawa Senators youngsters have been a significant part of their first-round success. (Ottawa Citizen)

The Providence Bruins had a pretty good night too. (

Speaking of Bruins, here are the highlights from the NHL club’s 4-3 overtime win against Toronto: