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PHT Morning Skate: Varlamov suffers ‘minor’ injury abroad

Minnesota Wild v Colorado Avalanche - Game Seven

DENVER, CO - APRIL 30: Goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche looks on during a break in the action against the Minnesota Wild in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center on April 30, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Wild defeated the Avalanche 5-4 in overtime to win the series. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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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.

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov suffered an ankle injury in Switzerland that the team is calling “very minor.” That’s a relief for fans in the Rockies. (Denver Post)

Big week for the Dineen family. First Kevin lands an assistant job with the Chicago Blackhawks and now his brother Gord will be head coach of the AHL Toronto Marlies. (Toronto Sun)

A Blackhawks fan is suing the team because they were hit by a puck during a game in 2013. (

Carolina hired David Marcoux as their new goaltending coach. (Hurricanes)

Reclamation projects are nothing new for the Nashville Predators. (Rinkside Report)

Kasperi Kapanen is adjusting well already to life in Pittsburgh. (Penguins)

Sabres goalie Matt Hackett will be out until November or December after getting his knee wrecked last season. (Mike Harrington)

Did you know the Florida Panthers toyed with the idea of using teal in their color scheme? The ‘90s I tell ya... (Icethetics)

Penguins prospect Dominik Uher is a trash-talking expert. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The Predators signed fourth-round pick Viktor Arvidsson. Now we’ll be thinking of former Ottawa Senators forward Magnus Arvedson all day. Wait, just me? OK. (The Tennessean)

Finally, check out Sam Reinhart and Zemgus Girgensons getting to know each other during last night’s development camp scrimmage in Buffalo:

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