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• Here's Tim Thomas backstage at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards likely after pumping the tires of Jay Leno because really, who laughs at a Leno joke? [Getty]
BREAKING: The Chicago Blackhawks have announced that Patrick Kane will have surgery on his left wrist and will miss the next 6-8 weeks. He's expected to be fully healthy by training camp.
• After Tim Connolly was slagged in the Toronto Sun earlier this week, former teammates including Ryan Miller came to his aid telling James Mirtle, "I think some people in the media [in Buffalo] felt like he owed them explanations beyond what he cared to share, and it just became a little bit of a vendetta." [Globe & Mail]
• Big media news yesterday as it was announced that Pierre LeBrun would be taking his talents to TSN, while keeping his writing gig with ESPN.com. LeBrunRead More »from Puck Headlines: Miller defends Connolly; best Jack Edwards rants