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The PHT Nightcap: Saturday, September 25th

Even in the depressingly hockey-free summer, we expect to be a productive bunch here at Pro Hockey Talk. Sometimes it might be difficult to follow our pace. We understand that. For that reason, whenever we can, we’ll put all of the day’s stories in one convenient post called the PHT Nightcap. Enjoy, hockey fans.

Alex Kovalev hopes to earn one more contract - Few would question the Russian winger’s skills, but he seems to be the poster child for “mercurial” forwards.

Rangers place Wade Redden on waivers - Perhaps the least surprising development of the week.

Marc Savard discusses dealing with post-concussion syndrome - Let’s hope that Savard can resume his career without risking his future some day soon.

Josh Harding could miss entire regular season after injuring his knee - And this was supposed to be a big season for Harding’s career. Ouch.

Cristobal Huet and Michael Nylander also waived today - OK, those are two not-so-surprising developments, too.

Michael Leighton hurts his back - It looks like Philadelphia goalies aren’t even waiting until the regular season or playoffs to get injured anymore. Does anyone have Ray Emery’s phone number?

Mark Streit injures his shoulder - The NY Islanders aren’t exactly well-stocked with players on Streit’s level, so this one could really hurt their already shaky playoff chances.

Analyzing the Rangers’ defense with Wade Redden out of the picture - It looks ... well, cheaper, for one thing.

What about ... Mike Mottau?

Omsk signs free agent forward Marek Svatos - He could have been a solid addition for some teams, but he won’t be missed too dearly either.

Cody Hodgson ‘dreams’ of preseason game - I guess one man’s irrelevant game is another man’s turning point ...

Sergei Samsonov gets injured/looks to be OK

Tonight’s preseason game recaps - A lot happened considering all these games are pretty much irrelevant. Carey Price allowed six goals, Evgeni Malkin and Rick Nash got in a fight and Tyler Seguin scored. Not bad, preseason games.