Datsyuk, Martin returning; update on Mitch Callahan's awful face; Ovechkin unlucky? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
April 3, 2014
BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 01: A young fan of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates a third-period goal against the New Jersey Devils on April 1, 2014 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo won, 3-2. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

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.

• Here's an adorable Sabres fan cheering a goal. You just made yourself a fan for life, Buffalo. [Getty]

Pavel Datsyuk expects to play for the Red Wings on Friday. [MLive]

Paul Martin will return for the Penguins too. Good news for Brooks Orpik, who was lost without his partner. [TribLive]

Mitch Callahan tweeted a horrifying photo of his mangled face after getting hit by a puck yesterday. Now we know the extent of the damage: 10 lost teeth. [FreeP]

• What do we want out of Alex Ovechkin, anyway? [Obstructed View Sports]

• Ovechkin's plus/minus sure doesn't look good, especially after that Dallas Stars goal, but is he getting unlucky? Oh my, yes. [Backhand Shelf

• Speaking of luck, here's a list of players that aren't getting the bounces this season. Guess who's on it. [TSN]

• How valuable is Dave Bolland to the Maple Leafs? It's tough to know after an injury-shortened season, but he needs a new contract. [Toronto Sun]

Sidney Crosby has carried the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. [SB Nation]

• Scott O'Neil and Hugh Weber on how they plan to reinvent the New Jersey Devils as a brand and business. [Star-Ledger]

• Looking at the Florida Panthers' crop of free agents both restricted and unrestricted, who should they be working to retain? [Panther Parkway

• Former referee takes a run at Alex Burrows for the hit he laid on Ryan McDonagh. [Hockey Buzz]

• Jaromir Jagr has some pretty great chemistry with Travis Zajac. [The Hockey Writers]

• Ranking the St. Louis Blues jerseys, from worst to first. [Hockey By Design]

• Previewing the second round of the QMHJL playoffs. [Buzzing the Net]

• What are the long-term fantasy expectations for some of this year's breakout players, like Gutsav Nyquit and Ondrej Palat? [Dobber Hockey]

• Mike Milbury responds to Paul Bissonnette's Twitter chirp that he's a zero. "If he has another career after hockey, it'll still be his first." Ouch.