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Messier’s new job; Bergeron, Campbell cleared to practice; Bowman extended (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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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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Braden Holtby's new mask is nightmare fuel. [Capitals]

• Mark Messier has been named the CEO of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx, which will become the world's largest ice sports facility when it's finished. [Commercial Observer]

Patrice Bergeron and Gregory Campbell have both been cleared for practice after their brutal playoff injuries, but neither are cleared for games just yet. [Big Bad Blog]

• Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov has fractured his shoulder capsule and will be out 4-6 weeks. Hopefully he's better in time to impress Russian officials and get an invitation to the Russian Olympic team, so we can finally see him on the same team as Alex Ovechkin. [RMNB]

• It's Mighty Ducks throwback night on October 13th, so brace yourselves for all the eggplant you can handle. [Icethetics]

• Stan Bowman gets an extension with the Blackhawks that runs through 2017-18, probably because of that Stanley Cup he just won. [Blackhawks]

Martin Brodeur has no plans to discuss whether he'll retire after this season, so stop asking. [Fire & Ice]

• But Brodeur still makes the list of guys that could be playing their final seasons in the NHL. [Spector's Hockey]

• Meanwhile, Brodeur's former backup Johan Hedberg heads to Rangers' training camp on a tryout at the same time Martin Biron steps away with a personal issue. [Rangers Blog]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets are stoked for higher expectations. [Blue Jackets]

• Tyler Seguin plans to do more passing now that he's skating with Jamie Benn. "Well, he’s going to be shooting a lot more, and I’ll be carrying the puck more. I know I usually have the most shots on the team, but that will change. I’ll be looking for him a lot more than I’ll be shooting pucks." [Dallas News]

• Chuck Kobasew heads to the Penguins on a tryout contract. [Penguins]

• Not a fan of the goalie pad reductions over here: "The NHL has once again opted to reduce the size of goalie pads in an effort to give the fans what they want, more [expletive], weird-bounce, trickle-through goals. Because who doesn’t want to see more Matt Ellis floaters and Drew Stafford half-whiffs sneak through five-hole? Who doesn’t want to watch pucks bounce off of both of Henrik Tallinder’s feet, and then Mike Weber’s kneepads and hit the back of the net in a Rube Goldberg device of suffering?" [Black Blue and Gold]

• Jonathan Quick on working with Bill Ranford in Los Angeles: "Really productive. There’s definitely some stuff that he wants me to work on that he thinks is going to help my game. I’d like to think that I’m an open book, a sponge.” These are mixed metaphors. You're not supposed to run an open book under a tap. That will wreck the book. [Frozen Royalty]

• Important fantasy drafting tip: follow your heart. Unless your heart is telling you to draft Ben Eager. Then don't follow it. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, here's Ilya Kovalchuk's first KHL goal since returning to Russia. Nice drop-pass to set him up.

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