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Phone hearing for Murray; Van Massenhoven to retire; Hobey Baker finalists (Puck Headlines)

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Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

Nick Bjugstad and Travis Hamonic come together for a great hockey photo. [Getty]

Pavel Datsyuk's knee feels fine, it's just his conditioning he needs to improve at this point. He isn't sure if he'll be back in the Red Wings' lineup Friday night. [MLive]

Douglas Murray will have a Thursday phone hearing with the Department of Player Safety for his hit on Mike Kostka last night. [NHL]

• Kostka has been diagnosed with a concussion. [Lightning]

• After over 20 years and 1,366 games as an NHL referee, Don Van Massenhoven will retire after Friday's game in Detroit. [QMI via Canoe]

• Side effects from an injection to deal with a knee injury will likely sideline Dan Cleary for the rest of this season. [Red Wings]

• Johnny Gaudreau, Nic Dowd and Greg Carey are your 2014 Hobey Baker Award finalists. [Hobey Baker]

• Here's why Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau will win the Hobey, but not in unanimous fashion like he should. [College Hockey News]

Chris Pronger says he still deals with concussion symptoms, but aren't limiting what he can do: "I have them from time to time. But I'm doing pretty well. For the most part, I'm pleased with the progress. Every once in a while you take a step backwards, but things have been progressing." [CP via Brandon Sun]

• After pummeling Patrick Wey during a fight on Sunday, Rich Clune reached out to the young Washington Capitals defenseman to make sure he was OK. [Tennessean]

• Arguing for and against firing Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates. [RMNB]

• Islanders broadcaster Howie Rose is not a fan of the politicians of Nassau County letting the team move to the Brooklyn. [Islanders Point Blank]

• No, Phil Kessel does not disappear when the pressure is on. [The Leafs Nation]

• Down Goes Brown has a guide to the rest of the NHL regular season. [Grantland]

• Hunter Garlent of the Petersborough Petes says that his fathers passing has "galvanized" him: "Every shift that I play, it’s for him." [Buzzing the Net]

• "A Winnipeg mother and father have been been banned from watching their eight-year-old son play hockey for three years after they got into a fist fight with the opposing team's coaches during a kids tournament." [CBC]

• What a priority for the Carolina Hurricanes this off-season? Is it a scoring forward? [Cardiac Cane]

• So the Devils are pretty bad at the shootout this season (0-11). Considering a few wins would help their playoff pursuit, should they go find a specialist, like an Erik Christensen? [Sporting News]

• Who do you take in a fantasy hockey cage match? Valtteri Filppula or Mikko Koivu? [Dobber Hockey]

• Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser said she helped the team win gold on a broken foot. [Globe and Mail]

• Finally, here's a nifty glove save by Lev's Atte Engren in the KHL:

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