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Puck Headlines: Holmstrom to miss 3-4 weeks; Carcillo fined

Sean Leahy
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-Some major Internet issues here at Casa de Leahy in the last 48 hours. Thanks for sticking with us and for your continued support of Puck Daddy. Wysh is currently in Austin, Massachusetts Texas, on a little R&R and will be back Monday.

-As if the Detroit Red Wings don't have enough injury issues at the moment, Tomas Holmstrom(notes) will miss the next 3-4 weeks after taking a shot to the foot during practice yesterday and suffering a non-displaced fracture. [MLive]

-Daniel Carcillo(notes) made a throat-slash gesture toward the Toronto bench on Wednesday night and as a result the NHL has fined him $2,500. As the Toronto Star's Damian Cox tweeted this morning, Carcillo has been suspended three times in the last 18 months. A fine will certainly teach him a lesson. [TSN]

-Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter on the rumors that Dion Phaneuf(notes) asked to be traded: “Everything is false. Whoever makes up that stuff is not doing anything." [Calgary Herald]

-The New York Rangers are in Boston preparing for their game with the Bruins tomorrow afternoon. With tonight's Boston University-Boston College NCAA clash at Fenway Park, former BU captain Chris Drury(notes) decided to ask Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna if the Rangers could get a little ice time outdoors. He was denied out of fear that the ice would be damaged before tonight's college doubleheader. [NY Post]

-According to Eric Duhatschek, Ilya Kovalchuk(notes) is not worth the money he's rumored to be desiring and should expect to be traded. [Globe & Mail]

-If you had Jan. 8, 2010 in the "Rick DiPietro's first start" pool, you win! [Newsday sub. required]

-Taking a look at the drafted and draft-eligible stars of the World Junior tournament and their NHL futures. [Fanhouse]

-Following in the footsteps of his Team Canada teammate Jake Allen(notes), St. Louis Blues prospect Alex Pietrangelo(notes) has been traded from the Niagara IceDogs to the Barrie Colts. [TSN]

-Another terrible travel tale: The Star-Tribune'e Michael Russo spoke with Team USA captain Derek Stepan this morning and learned that the airline lost all of his bags, including his gold medal. [@Russotrib]

-Love "Jersey Fouls"? Here's some San Jose Shark-related ones. [Fear the Fin]

-Explaining the stalled production of Colorado Avalanche rookie Ryan O'Reilly(notes). [The Score]

-On Marty Turco(notes) and his struggles this season. [The Hockey Writers]

-Bob Hunter fears that a fired Ken Hitchcock will go on to bigger and better things while the Blue Jackets continued to struggle. [Columbus Dispatch]

-Pavol Demitra(notes) took slap shots yesterday and is edging closer to a return to the Vancouver Canucks. [Vancouver Province]

-Commending Garth Snow's job as Islanders GM; a job that has put them in the playoff hunt. [Islanders Point Blank]

-Looking at the best Tampa Bay Lightning lines of the past decade. [Raw Charge]

-Finally, Ron Wilson calls out Phil Kessel(notes) and continues to whisper sweet nothings into the ears of the Toronto media:

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