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PHT Morning Skate: Where Briere, Hartnell might join European teams soon

Scott Hartnell, Danny Briere

Philadelphia Flyers’ Scott Hartnell (19) celebrates his first-period goal with Danny Briere (48) during Game 5 of an opening-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh Friday, April 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


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.

Flyers forward Danny Briere is expected to sign with a European club today. Scott Hartnell might not be far behind him. (CSNPhilly)

Jason Jaffray, who played with the Winnipeg Jets last season, is close to being ready to play again after undergoing spinal fusion neck surgery in April. (Winnipeg Sun)

Zach McKelvie had an unusual journey to pro hockey that was delayed for two years so that he could serve as an infantry officer in the military. (

Nick Kypreos doesn’t think Nazem Kadri will want to re-sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs after the controversy surrounding his body fat and Marlies coach Dallas Eakins publicly calling it “unacceptable.” (Sportsnet)

After some short stints with the Boston Bruins, Matt Bartkowski has plenty to prove in 2012-13. (CSNNE)

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Eric Wellwood will be working on his offensive skills in the AHL during the lockout. (CSNPhilly)