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PHT Morning Skate: Talbot out indefinitely; Rangers’ Cup window

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 01: Minnesota Wild Goalie Cam Talbot (33) makes a save during the 2022 NHL Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild on January 1, 2022 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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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.

• After missing the third period of the Winter Classic, Wild goaltender Cam Talbot is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. []

• Has the Rangers’ re-tooling reached the point where it’s now Stanley Cup or bust? [Daily Faceoff]

• What happens now that the Calgary Flames’ arena deal is dead? [Flames Nation]

• Darryl Sutter with high praise of Johnny Gaudreau’s game: “Johnny is one of the best 200-foot players in the league right now and that says a lot about him and just the way he’s approached the season.” [Sportsnet]

• Who are the best NHL players under six feet tall? [NBC Sports Edge]

• “For the first time, hockey cards sold at Tim Hortons will feature stars from Canada’s national women’s team.” [CTV]

• Looking at Ron Francis’ decisions as he put together the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural roster. [TSN]

• Where it all went wrong for the Kraken. [PHT]

• Off until Friday, the Capitals will use their break by scheduling training camp-like practices. [Washington Hockey Now]

• After clearing waivers, James Neal has been assigned to the Blues’ taxi squad. [Post-Dispatch]


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