Fedorov to play again; Thomas suffers groin strain; Premiere Games update (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
October 9, 2013

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.

• Via Mooney, well done, NHL.com

• Sergei Fedorov, current GM of CSKA Moscow of the KHL, is returning Friday night to play against Mike Keenan's Metallurg Magnitogorsk. [@plysenkov]

• Tim Thomas suffered a groin strain last night against the Flyers. The Panthers are saying it isn't serious, but Scott Clemmensen is expected to be called up. [Miami Herald]

• The NHL Premiere Games in Europe are expected to return next season and could be scheduled for late-October. [ESPN]

• Braden Holtby signing a baby? Braden Holtby signing a baby. [RMNB]

• Sean McIndoe ranks the 10 greatest players who stayed with one franchise. [Grantland]

• Griffin Reinhart will be leaving the New York Islanders and heading back to his junior team, the Edmonton Oil Kings. This move should pave the way for Cal Clutterbuck to return to the lineup Friday in Chicago. [Islanders]

• It was 35 years ago today that the Los Angeles Kings dealt a draft pick away for goaltender Ron Grahame. That draft pick would turn into Ray Bourque. D'oh! [The Royal Half]

• Why the Cory Schneider trade will work out for both the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils in the end. [Eye on Hockey]

• Jake Gardiner has seen his name floating in the rumor mill this month. Mirtle makes a case for why the Leafs should consider dealing him. [Globe and Mail]

• This picture demonstrates why goalies should check their masks after each game. This could be the end result if you don't. [The Hockey News]

• Princeton will wear throwback jerseys marking the 100th anniversary of Hobey Baker's final season with the Tigers. They are beautiful. [United States of Hockey]

• Patrick Roy's son, Frederick, is finding his way in professional hockey as an AHL pest. [USA Today]

• Michael Nylander's kid and teammate, William, is scoring some nice goals over in Sweden. [Buzzing the Net]

• Sportsnet and the NHL Network in the U.S. will be picking up 10 AHL games beginning in February. [AHL]

• Better old guy fantasy hockey pick up: Daniel Alfredsson or Ray Whitney? [Dobber Hockey]

• Examining critical inaccuracies in Mighty Ducks 2. [The Hockey Writers]

• In Canada, all the best smuggling is done in hockey bags. [Crookston Times]

• Finally, great shot from Tyler Johnson after a nifty pass from Victor Hedman, though it was nice of Christian Ehrhoff to correct the pass's course so it got where it was supposed to: