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Letang to return vs. Isles; Carlyle can’t wait for 24/7; goalie trade market (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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John Scott on his hit on Loui Eriksson: “I just thought I was completing a check. But, obviously, I hit his head. It wasn’t exactly what I was aiming for. I didn’t want to do that. It’s just a bad play, unfortunate it happened.” [Bill Hoppe]

Kris Letang will make his season debut Friday night against the New York Islanders. [Post-Gazette]

Dan Boyle rejoined his teammates on Thursday for practice. He also still hasn't returned a call from Max Lapierre. “He left a message. I think it’s been documented that I didn’t take the call. I’ll leave it at that for now.” [CSN Bay Area]

• Noted ray of sunshine Randy Carlyle is sooooo looking forward to the HBO 24/7 cameras being around the team soon. “I’m just dying for this to happen." [Toronto Star]

• Ahead of the Sochi Games, Ilya Kovalchuk will suit up for the Russian National Team at the Karjala Cup of the Euro Hockey Tour in Finland next month. [Ria Novosti]

• Talking with the attorney for Steve Moore, now that after years of delays his trial against Todd Bertuzzi finally has a start date, including the note that one Canadian TV network has inquired about broadcasting it. [Toronto Sun]

• Ryan Miller will likely be traded at some point this season, but here's why the market will be tougher for Darcy Regier than you think. [Grantland]

• Speaking of making trade, debating whether or not the Nashville Predators should deal away Shea Weber. [The Hockey News]

• If Viktor Fasth's new mask looks familiar, then you're probably a Judge Dredd fan. [In Goal Mag]

Teemu Selanne signed a tattoo of himself? Teemu Selanne signed a tattoo of himself. [Eye on Hockey]

• Chris Campoli is staying in Europe, signing on with Swedish side HV71. [HV71]

• Really good read on minor league life with Jeff Winchester. [On the Forecheck]

• Shane Doan compares Oliver Ekman-Larsson to Nicklas Lidstrom. "I’ve obvious never gotten to play with [Lidstrom], just against him a lot. Obviously to compare anyone to him is almost blasphemy, but at the same time, if there is anyone you could come close to, it would be Oliver.” [Mayor's Manor]

• Here's why it was the right decision for the Calgary Flames to keep Monahan up in the NHL. [Spector's Hockey]

• Kevin Allen talks with former NHL head coach Mike Keenan about life in the KHL. [USA Today]

New York Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot has seen his hockey career take him from Alabama to the bright lights of the Big Apple. [NY Rangers Blog]

• Here's part two of Dobber's organizational prospect rankings. [Dobber Hockey]

• After playing one game in 18 months, here's a look at Darren Helm's journey back to the Detroit Red Wings. [The Hockey Writers]

• Finally, via Islanders Point Blank, here's John Tavares talking about pulling fake teeth out of his own mouth during a game:

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