PHT Morning Skate: Marleau on future; Dach back with Canada

Sean Leahy
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Patrick Marleau on the 2020-21 NHL season: “If it gets pushed back, I still feel confident that I’ll be able to play. My goal is to keep staying in shape, keep skating. If I can do that then worst-case scenario, if there isn’t another season, I’m still in shape. Still in the mode to play.” [NBC Sports Bay Area]

• We’ve hit a lull in free agency. When will business pick up again? [Spector’s Hockey]

Kirby Dach was anticipating playing for the Blackhawks, but instead he’s preparing for the World Juniors with Canada. [The Hockey News]

Tomas Hertl, coming off ACL surgery, is eager to see his knee get stronger once the season begins. []

• After years of battling injury, Olli Juolevi is finally ready to show the Canucks what he’s got at the NHL level. [Sportsnet]

• Workouts off the ice could power Julien Gauthier into an impact position with the Rangers. [ESPN]

• Who are the top options for next captain of the Rangers? [Blueshirt Banter]

• Somehow college hockey is going forward with its season. [Zone Coverage]

More NHL free agency

Sounds like Jack Eichel is happy with Sabres’ offseason What is next for Islanders’ offseason after Boychuk news? ProHockeyTalk’s 2020 NHL free agency tracker


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