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Puck Headlines: Carter, Malkin out; missing Don Cherry

Sean Leahy
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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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• Before their home opener on Saturday night, the Florida Panthers honored Ice Girl Christine by raising her to the BankAtlantic Center rafters after her years of dedication and service to the franchise. [Getty]

• After taking a big hit from Zac Rinaldo of the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has been placed on injured-reserve and will miss the next 7-10 days. [Kings Insider]

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Dustin Jeffrey, and Brooks Orpik will miss the Pittsburgh Penguins' next two games against the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild after they did not make the trip west. [Post-Gazette]

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter will be out for tomorrow night's game against Dallas and possibly more with a hairline fracture on the top of his foot. [Dispatch]

• The great Bruce Arthur on why he'll miss Don Cherry once the curmudgeon leaves his CBC pulpit: "And no matter how you feel about him, he will be missed. Nobody in this country can stop traffic like Cherry; nobody else can make both sports bars and press boxes go silent for a few minutes on a Saturday night. The questions the next day are familiar to anybody who likes hockey: What did Don say? Did you hear what Don said? Can you believe what Don said? The correct answer to the last question, of course, is almost always 'Of course I can. It's Don.'" [National Post]

• Congrats to the Mike and Jason, the Kurtenbloggers, on their new gig with NBC. [PHT]

• The Zamboni driver during Tampa Bay's run to the Stanley Cup in 2004 is selling his championship ring to pursue his plans of "driving around the world". [eBay]

• Neate on Hockey Canada's proposal to raise the NHL Draft age to 19. [Buzzing the Net]

• Ryan Kesler takes the minimalist route for his latest Keslurk on Alex Burrows. [PITB]

• There's controversy brewing in the upcoming sale of the world's oldest hockey stick. The former owner sold it to the current seller for $1,000 in 2008, but now since the stick will likely fetch over $1 million, there's a bit of seller's remorse coming on and George Ferneough wants to get a cut of the sale. Good luck with all that. [CBC]

• With rookie Zac Dalpe week-to-week with a lower body injury, the Carolina Hurricanes have recalled Brett Sutter. [Canes]

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• Heineken goalie pads? Heineken goalie pads. [@dhutchis]

• The Edmonton Journal is asking Oilers fans to come up with their own "hockey anthem". This should end well. [EJ]

• Monday Punday's is our favorite day of the week. [The Royal Half]

• A blind hockey player inline skated from Halifax to Toronto to help raise awareness about visually impaired people playing the game. [The Sun]

• Those reports that came out about the Phoenix Coyotes moving just before their first round tilt with the Detroit Red Wings apparently did get into the minds of the players, at least Ilya Bryzgalov. [AZ Central]

• Florida Panthers rookie Erik Gudbranson is making good impressions early on. [The Rat Trick]

• Eight scenes of Todd Bertuzzi "Hulked" up. [Detroit Hockey Report via John E.]

• Looking at this season's 12 "wild card" players. [Bottom Line Hockey]

• Finally, the only relation to hockey in this video is that this dude from the Occupy Toronto protests this past weekend was carrying around a homemade Stanley Cup:

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