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• Via reader Jeremy Wright, the Idaho Steelheads have rolled out a customized, life-sized Operation board to be played by fans at their games. Frankly, this guy still doesn't have as many injuries as most hockey players.
• Ian Laperriere clarifies his comments regarding the allegations of sexual assault against Flyers' prospect Nick Cousins: "That is absolutely not what I meant to say. I would never, ever say rape is OK. I struggle sometimes with English, and I was trying to say that these situations have happened before, and hopefully all the players will learn from this, to not put themselves in bad situations.” [Backhand Shelf]
• 40-year-old Michael Nylander is closing out his career in Sweden, playing for Sodertalje SK of the HockeyAllsvenskan. On Tuesday, he played on the same line as his 16-year-old son, William. [RMNB]
• Does Corey Crawford have a concussion? The Blackhawks' goaltender is day-to-day after being run over by Bobby Ryan on Tuesday. [Chicago Sun Times]
• Eric Staal on Alexander Semin, enigmatic room ruiner: ""He has been nothing but great. He's been a great teammate for everyone in this room and the type of guy who competes in practice and in games and that's all you can ask for." Oh. [TSN]
• If the Carolina Hurricanes make the playoffs, their recent 4-1-1 road trip will be considered a big reason why. [The Hockey Writers]
• The hockey dad that acted like a complete asshat at a Winnipeg minor-league hockey game has been banned from his son's games for the remainder of the season. [CBC]
• Child molester Graham James has seen his sentence extended from 2 years to 5, which still isn't long enough, but at least it's longer. [Global Toronto]
• Pierre Lebrun endorses five men he believes are ready to become NHL GMs. [ESPN]Read More »from Laperriere clarifies comments; Nylander skates alongside son; Crawford concussed? (Puck Headlines)