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PHT Morning Skate: Markov eyeing return; Dorion likes Sens’ chances

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com. • Andrei Markov eyeing NHL return. (Sportsnet) • Reigning Calder winner Elias Pettersson to grace the cover of NHL 20 in native Sweden. (The Province) • Patrik Laine, meanwhile, will be on Finland’s cover for the second straight year, becoming the first player to ever appear on a cover in two consecutive years. (Winnipeg Sun) • Sidney Crosby was an open book for the guys on the Spitting Chiclets podcast. (Sportsnet) • Mike Babcock is doing it again. (Editor in Leaf) • Jarmo Kekalainen says Zach Weresnki expected to sign prior to the opening of training camp. (NHL.com) ...