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Burke loves Ward for Canada; Datsyuk to miss second game; Lecavalier talks Tampa return (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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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.

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• Taking this past Saturday's slate of games, here's what the new Canadian TV package would look like in the future. "Ice Surfing"? Sounds like an NHL Red Zone channel. Cool.

• Who would Flames president Brian Burke choose as his starting goaltender if he were running Team Canada? Cam Ward. [Calgary Sun]

Pavel Datsyuk has been limited to a stationary bike and staying off ice since taking an elbow to the head from Jared Cowen over the weekend. He'll miss his second game in a row Wednesday when the Red Wings host the Bruins. [Free Press]

• Nick Cotsonika on Monday's news of 10 former NHL players suing the league regarding failure to do enough to protect them from brain trauma: "Has the NHL evolved fast enough? It isn’t just a philosophical or even a practical question anymore. It’s a legal one." [Yahoo]

• Vinny Lecavalier returns to Tampa Wednesday for the first time since being bought out and signing with the Flyers over the summer. He'll be presented with the Community Hero Award and a video tribute will be shown during the game. [Tampa Bay Times]

• After rumors they were interested in Michael Del Zotto came out last week, the Senators are still in search of adding to their blue line. [Ottawa Sun]

• On waivers today: Matt D'Agostini and Rusty Klesla. [@FriedgeHNIC]

• Beau Bennett of the Penguins will miss the next 8-10 weeks with a "broken wrist/hand," according to Dan Bylsma. [Tribune-Review]

• Nikita Kucherov's first game for the Lightning Monday night makes it 53 AHL graduates who have made their NHL debut this season. [AHL]

• Mason Raymond: diamond in the rough. [The Leafs Nation]

• Please welcome the Indianapolis Fuel as the ECHL's newest franchise! [ECHL]

• Torey Krug scores an overtime goal and then he gets boosted into the Team USA Olympic discussion. [CSNNE]

• Sorry, Kyle Quincey, things just aren't working out like they should be for you with the Red Wings. [Winging It in Motown]

• A sexy Joe Jonas video was played during an Ottawa 67's school day game, so now the team has to apologize because no one thought of the children! [Buzzing the Net]

• A bookkeeper from a youth hockey league in upstate New York pleaded guilty to embezzling over $90,000. "She is one of at least 13 people who have either pleaded guilty or been sentenced this year in embezzling cases in the Buffalo Niagara region." [Buffalo News]

• Well, the Rangers and Islanders certainly aren't helping the sports fan self-esteem in New York. [Wall Street Journal]

• It hasn't taken new Florida Panther Dylan Olsen too long to get up to speed with his new teammates. [Panther Parkway]

• After a slow start, the Devils have been improving defensively. [The Hockey Writers]

• Speaking of the Devils, think about adding Eric Gelinas to your fantasy hockey lineup. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, let's watch Loui Eriksson's smoothness one more time:

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