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PHT Morning Skate: Vezina Trophy favorites; Canucks’ big test

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 02: Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers salutes the crowd after a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on January 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI 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.

• Jack Campbell, Igor Shesterkin, and Juuse Saros are among the Vezina Trophy favorites with a little more than half the season to go. [NBC Sports Edge]

• The east coast trip hitting Carolina, Florida, and Washington will be Bruce Boudreau’s first big test with the Canucks. [Pass it to Bulis]

• “The Coyotes’ hopes for building a $1.7 billion arena and entertainment district in Tempe are teetering on a razor’s edge.” [GO PHNX]

• Jack Eichel is expected to arrive in Las Vegas this week, two months after undergoing artificial disk replacement surgery in his neck. It’s still unclear when he will participate in a full team practice. [Review-Journal]

• While a grievance has been filed, Evander Kane can sign with any NHL team right now after clearing waivers on Monday. [San Jose Hockey Now]

• Would Toronto be a fit for Kane? What about John Klingberg patrolling the Maple Leafs’ blue line? [Sportsnet]

• Rick Bowness’ stick-swinging outburst has cost him $25,000. [PHT]

• The Flames are hoping to take some lessons learned out of a tough road trip [TSN]

• Jack Quinn will make his NHL debut Tuesday for the Sabres. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Tuukka Rask continued practicing with AHL Providence on Monday, but his future is unsure. He may suit up for the AHL side on Friday or go right to the NHL. []

• COVID-19 issues have forced the Flyers to juggle lots of roster changes. [NBC Sports Philadelphia]


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