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Lucasfilm causes Bryzgalov mask correction; Evgeni Malkin back; Jose Theodore done? (Puck Headlines)

Greg Wyshynski
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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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• Cory Schneider’s Vancouver Millionaires mask for the Canucks’ heritage night. It’ll look great on the bench. [Backhand Shelf]

• The 17th best team in the NHL will have a chance to win the Draft Lottery this season. [NHL.com]

Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending March 3. [Canadiens]

• In case you missed it, Ilya Bryzgalov’s Star Wars mask now has the proper green lightsaber for Yoda … because Lucasfilm made them change it. [The 700 Level]

• Despite Pat Kaleta’s hit, Brad Richards said his head and neck aren’t an issue. [NYDN]

• The St. Louis Blues are allowing Jason Arnott to practice with the team, and may turn to the veteran center to ease their offensive ills. Provided he’s healthy. [Blues]

• The Leafs trade Mike Brown to the Edmonton Oilers, so the Oilers can have some semblance of toughness in their lineup and a killer mustache. [Oilers]

Mike Komisarek has not requested a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs, but would be totally cool if one happened. [@jonasTSN1050]

• Ken Campbell on NHL violence, again: “It’s very clear to these eyes that the department of player safety has become hockey’s most prominent contradiction of terms – right up there with army intelligence and jumbo shrimp. And no five-game suspension to Patrick Kaleta is going to do a thing to change that.” [THN]

• “Goalie Jose Theodore may have played his last game for the Florida Panthers. Theodore will be out for 5-6 weeks with a torn groin, agent Don Meehan told the Sun Sentinel on Monday.” [Sun Sentinel]

Evgeni Malkin is back tonight for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Pensblog]

Paul Martin, who no longer is the object of all Penguins fans’ scorn, is out tonight with an injury. [Post-Gazette]

• Zach Boychuk is on waivers for the Penguins. [NHL.com]

• “Dustin Byfuglien was attending to a personal matter in Minnesota Monday and was not with the Winnipeg Jets for their practice at BB&T Center.” [QMI]

• Mike Green still isn’t feeling 100-percent for the Washington Capitals. [WaPo]

• Alec Martinez in, Davis Drewiske out for the Los Angeles Kings this evening. [LA Kings Insider]

• The Detroit Red Wings are encouraging their fans to wear pink to the rink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Which is cool, but wouldn't it be more of a statement if they wore pink for a game? [Malik]

• Finally, it’s Barry Melrose and his power ranking for most surprising young players. Sam Gagner?

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