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Puck Headlines: Sidney Crosby back to chiropractic neurologist; KHL All-Stars revealed; life without Koivu

Greg Wyshynski
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• Thanks to Graham Vanderwoerd and the few dozen readers that sent this Jersey Foul from the Pittsburgh Penguins/Tampa Bay Lightning game on Sunday. Novocain cannot dull this pain.

Sidney Crosby's still having post-concussion symptoms: "Sidney Crosby will meet this week with Dr. Ted Carrick, a specialist in chiropractic neurology who treated him in August.  Crosby, who has not played since Dec. 5 because of concussion-like symptoms, accompanied the Penguins on their recent road trip and skated on Friday and Saturday. He mentioned in an interview Friday that he was still having some issues with motion and balance — areas where Dr. Carrick had helped him previously." [Penguins]

• How patriotic is Jonathan Quick? So patriotic that the national anthem made his nose bleed, that's how! [LA Kings Insider]

• Ryan Suter was pulled from today's Nashville Predators game with an upper body injury. [Cooper]

• You know how good the Boston Bruins have been for the last few weeks? Joke's on you: Claude Julien thinks they stink. [NECN]

• Peter Laviolette says Ilya Bryzgalov is the Philadelphia Flyers starter: "Now Bryz has gotten a majority of the starts. I don't know if that answers your question or not…Bryz was brought here to be a horse, and he's received a majority of the games. I don't see that changing." [Broad Street Bull]

• Ken Campbell on Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning: "My guess is that Yzerman, who learned at the foot of Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland and assistant GM Jim Nill, took the goaltending blueprint from Detroit and applied it to Tampa Bay. Not since the days when they had the three-headed monster of Dominik Hasek, Curtis Joseph and Manny Legace in 2003-04 have the Red Wings devoted a lot of financial resources to goaltending. But that's clearly all right when you have Nicklas Lidstrom on defense and a bunch of forwards who always have the puck. It doesn't work so well when your guys give up 30 shots a game." [THN]

• The Minnesota Wild face life without Mikko Koivu, who is officially out 4-6 weeks. [Star Tribune]

• Scott Lewis offers a sneak peak at what Leafs/Red Wings 24/7 would look like next year. [The Score]

• Your 2012 KHL All-Stars! Fedorov! Zherdev! Kuznetsov! Jeff Platt! [KHL]

• Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing Viktor Stalberg and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Jan. 15. [NHL]

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According to JT Utah, this is the cake that Anne-Marie Carbonneau, Brendan Morrow's wife, gave Sheldon Souray squeeze Kelly Kelly of WWE over the weekend. [25 Stanley]

• Michael Cammalleri on his "losers" comment about the Montreal Canadiens. "I thought I was making more of a theoretical hockey point - about how a team feels when they're tight and losing and you go into a game with that mentality and it's hard to break. A winning team goes into it with a different mentality. I thought I was stating the obvious - we were sitting in 12th place; we had a losing record. So I didn't think I was breaking any ground by making these comments. It was more an assessment of the psyche of a team. And I know I said 'we' so I was including myself in there." [Globe & Mail]

• Taking on Gare Joyce's essay about the demise of the Montreal Canadiens. [Eyes On The Prize]

• James Reimer gets the call for the Toronto Maple Leafs against Ottawa. [The Star]

• Somewhere, the Peverley hillbilly weeps. [Bruins Blog]

• Jesse Spector continues his concussion series. [Sporting News]

• Sami Salo misses the Vancouver Canucks and the feeling is mutual. [Sun]

• Dave Davis on the lament of the Buffalo Sabres fan: "If you want an honest opinion about this roster, call me when half the defense isn't consistently sidelined.  Let me know when Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe, the two secondary scorers who added a much needed speed element to Buffalo's attack last season and were big players in the late season surge, can both stay healthy enough to play five games together.  Look me up when all of those prospects who were slated for seasoning in Rochester are actually playing in Rochester." [KK]

• Mike Ribeiro is put on IR by the Dallas Stars. [Stars Blog]

• "The New Mexico Renegades are pleased to announce that they will be taking part in the first-ever Western States Hockey League outdoor game on February 4th, 2012 in Los Alamos, NM. The 2012 Renegade Fusion Series will feature the New Mexico Renegades taking on the Cheyenne Stampede." New Mexico Winter Classic! Make it so! [Junior Hockey]

• VooX takes on that Ken Warren All-Star Game column as Abel To Yzerman would be expected to. [A2Y]

• Finally, we know nothing of this video other than it has something to do with the Leuven Chiefs of Belgium, that's it's a well-shot slice of hockey live and that it involves beer. Which is good enough for us.

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