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Pekka Rinne update; Ilya Bryzgalov speaks; BCHL linesman gets KO’d (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• Waldorf's thoughts on the Winnipeg Jets: "They aren’t half bad ... Nope, they’re all bad!" [YouTube]

• A veteran speaks on the nightly military tributes at hockey games. [Octopus Thrower]

• On Sunday, the Predators released the following statement on Pekka Rinne: "Pekka Rinne underwent a MRI earlier this week and he continues to progress in his recovery from a bacterial infection in his hip which was initially identified and addressed with arthroscopic hip surgery on October 24. There have been no setbacks – and we and the doctors are thankful they have identified the infection – so now it is simply a matter of time for recovery and allowing treatment to take its course. Pekka will remain on crutches and antibiotics for at least the next couple weeks before a follow-up MRI in late November. We expect a full and complete recovery and will provide additional updates when appropriate." [Predators]

Ilya Bryzgalov spoke for the first time after signing with the Oilers. On how his tenure in Philadelphia ended: “I just can tell you when the time right. I will write the book. You can read it then.” [Edmonton Sun]

• Here's the fantasy hockey spin on Bryz to the Edmonton. [Dobber Hockey]

• Now that Fred Shero is in the Hockey Hall of Fame, Larry Brooks turns his eyes toward both Eric Lindros and Pat Burns. [NY Post]

• Getting in the middle of a fight is a dicey proposition for any referee. Take for example this poor chap who ended up getting popped in the face during a BCHL game. [Buzzing the Net]

• Robin Lehner, Frederik Andersen and Patrick Sharp are your Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]

• A good read on Geraldine Heaney, the only woman in this year's Hockey Hall of Fame class. [ESPNW]

• Montreal's new mayor wants to see David Desharnais sent down to Hamilton of the AHL. [Gazette]

• Blues defenseman Jordan Leopold will miss the next 8 weeks after undergoing hand surgery. [Lou Korac]

• Making the case for Chris Chelios as USA Hockey's greatest player ever. [USA Today]

• The Winter Classic alumni game is coming soon and Steve Yzerman still hasn't decided about playing for the Red Wings. [CBS Detroit]

• David Steckel clears waivers, paving his way to join the Ducks. [@FriedgeHNIC]

• On the NHL's more cautious approach to dealing with in-game concussions. [Sportsnet]

• Those wonderful Bakersfield Condors Gettysburg jerseys raised $21,050 for the Bakersfield ARC during a post-game auction on Sunday, with $2,000 of that coming from Keith Olbermann, who bid on Chet Pickard's. [Condors]

• Live near Philly? Like trivia? Want to help out a charity? Then head to Fado on Thursday to help benefit the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. [Flyers Faithful]

• Remembering Pelle Lindbergh, 28 years after his tragic death. [The Hockey Writers]

• The case for Henrik Zetterberg to be the next captain for Team Sweden. [THN]

• Finally, via Habs Eyes on the Prize, here's Douglas Murray of all people showing off a brilliant shootout move during practice:

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