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Brad Richards on Kaleta hit; Burns to forward; Phil Bourque’s legendary move on video (Puck Headlines)

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• GOALIE FIGHT! From over the weekend in the WHL, as Austin Lotz and Brandon Glover go at it and the linesman becomes a punching bag. [Buzzing The Net]

• The San Jose Sharks are looking at Brent Burns as a forward tonight vs. the St. Louis Blues. [Tribune]

• Why the Calgary Flames should throw their season: “If ever there was a season to do it, surely the lockout-shortened campaign would be the least painful to start the process. The biggest problem the Flames have had the last handful of years has been the team’s unfortunate penchant for being just good enough to miss the playoffs. With every loss in this shortened schedule, that problem is being alleviated, allowing there to be newfound clarity on how the organization has to proceed.” [Calgary Sun]

• Marty Brodeur skates for the first time since Feb. 24. "It's part of his rehab to get strength," Lou Lamoriello said of Brodeur. "He's been off the ice quite awhile now. It's still going to be a little bit. As to [when], I couldn't even tell you, or how long." [Devils]

• Roundtable on the Washington Capitals’ first half. A lot of varying emotions here. [Japers’ Rink]

• How good is Erik Karlsson? So good that he won the SM-Liiga scoring race for defensemen despite having played there for only half the season. [@linushugosson]

• Jamie Benn isn’t expected to play for the Dallas Stars tonight, but that’s OK because THE WIZARD HATH RETURNED! [Stars]

Brad Richards on the Patrik Kaleta hit, as the Buffalo Sabres face the New York Rangers: "It's over and done with as far as I'm concerned. The league took care of what they thought they could take care of and we're here to win a hockey game." [Sabres Edge]

Chris Peters' rebuttal to our SI cover takedown: "The NHL didn't need the Blackhawks and their streak to 'bring it back.' They needed a compelling story to shift the national discussion from the league being a laughingstock for having lockouts seven years apart. The league got that, and while hockey fans were more than willing to welcome the NHL back with open arms, maybe more people have a reason to either come back or peek in for the first time." [Eye On Hockey]

• Marcus Johansson is added back to the top line for the Washington Capitals, with Alex Ovechkin and Mike Ribeiro. [Capitals Insider]

• The New York Islanders have lost Michael Grabner to a shoulder injury. [NHL.com]

• Matt Frattin gets a look with Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. [QMI]

• Matt Halischuk is back for the Nashville Predators, earning his chance with two strong games during rehab. [Tennessean]

• Adam Wodon’s tribute to Jack Parker: “His departure will leave a hole, not just at BU, but for college hockey fans across the country. One that can never truly be filled.” [CHN]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that forward Brandon Dubinsky has been activated off Injured Reserve and will be available tonight when the club hosts the Vancouver Canucks. [Blue Jackets]

• “With forward Valtteri Filppula on the verge of returning to the lineup, the Detroit Red Wings didn't have any power-play time for Tomas Tatar so they sent the rookie back to Grand Rapids Tuesday while recalling AHL scoring leader Gustav Nyquist.” All of these things sound positive for the Detroit Red Wings. [MLive]

• Finally, via the NHL, here’s the Phil Bourque move that inspired the Kaspars Daugavins move that inspired that latest Kaspars Daugavins move.

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