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PHT Morning Skate: Where Jaroslav Halak is trying to get healthy

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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak is tended to by trainer Ray Barile after he collided with Barret Jackman against the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT


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.

Jaroslav Halak is getting healthier but it’s not as if he’ll be coming back to get his starting job back. (Post-Dispatch)

Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun asks what’s up with referees Stephen Walkom and Ian Walsh from the Raffi Torres situation? Joel Quenneville was fined for criticizing them and Brendan Shanahan pointed out Torres broke three rules on the unpenalized play. (Calgary Sun)

Andrew Shaw returns from his suspension tonight while Marian Hossa remains out for the Blackhawks. (

The legend of Patrice Bergeron grows evermore in Boston after his play in Game 6. (

The Red Wings head into the summer with oodles of salary cap space and don’t expect GM Ken Holland to sit on his hands. (Detroit Free Press)

Senators fans have been working in a pretty cool chant for Daniel Alfredsson each game. If he plays tonight it might actually just go all game long. (THN)

The big question in Columbus is whether or not Todd Richards will get the head coaching job full time next season. OK so that’s one of many big questions they’ve got there. (Puck-Rakers)