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Sad Malkin; Price, Kesler injured in Sochi; what’s Dave Bolland worth? (Puck Headlines)

Harrison Mooney
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Marc-Andre Fleury's Stadium Series hockey pads are gold. Also gold-coloured. [Dana Heinze]

Evgeni Malkin is back from the Russian Olympic disappointment. How is he feeling? "Angry," says teammate James Neal. [TribLive]

Carey Price is day-to-day with a lower body-injury he suffered during the Olympics. He's expected to miss two games. [NHL]

Ryan Kesler is also day-to-day with what may be a broken hand. This is bad news for the Canucks, who need Ryan Kesler's hands to be not broken. And it raises the question of why he kept playing in Sochi after suffering the injury. [The Province]

Dave Bolland is apparently seeking an extension with the Maple Leafs that will pay him $40 million over the next 7-8 years. Is he worth it? No. No no no no. No. [Leafs Nation]

• Pekka Rinne may be back in the Predators' lineup during their current home stand. [On the Forecheck]

• How good is Nathan MacKinnon? Historically good. [Sporting News]

• John Tortorella apologized yesterday for telling reporters that he was cheering for Sweden in the Olympic hockey gold medal game. That was dumb. "At the risk of sounding too Canadian to function: no, John, we’re sorry. Sorry you felt like you had to do that. Sorry you felt like your perfectly reasonable allegiances were offensive to us. Sorry we couldn’t see beyond our own allegiances to understand that, occasionally, other people don’t share them. Sorry we’re a bunch of touchy idiots." [PITB]

• Did Marty St. Louis ask out of Tampa Bay? Maybe. But until the deadline passes and he's still in Tampa, those rumors aren't going away. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Evan Wardley of the Seattle Thunderbirds shatters the glass with a hard, clean check. But the coolest part is Chance Braid, who took the hit, doesn't seem fazed in the slightest. He doesn't go down. He doesn't even look down. It's the walk-away-from-explosions of being put through the glass. [Buzzing the Net]

• Ryan Miller is definitely going to be traded, and Sabres fans probably won't be happy with how little he nets in return. [The Hockey News]

• Another preseason game has been added to the package for Bruins season ticketholders. Did they ask for it? No. Will they be paying extra for it? Of course! [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

• Would the Buffalo Sabres trade Tyler Ennis or Cody Hodgson? [Die by the Blade]

• A cyclist weighs in on Nicklas Backstrom's failed anti-doping test. [Pete Rides Bikes]

• Which Russian NHLer will have the worst Olympic hangover? [From Russia With Glove]

• Sean McIndoe with more story lines to keep an eye on for the NHL, post-Olympics. [Grantland]

• The Edmonton Oilers will apparently "be in all the conversations" leading up to the trade deadline. This is basically an admission that they're spying on other teams. Good for them. [Edmonton Journal]

• Daniel Sedin hasn't been the same since the concussion he suffered two years ago. Did he ever fully recover? [The Globe & Mail]

• Lane McDermid has retired from pro hockey at the age of 24. Justin Bourne gives him props for the decision. [Backhand Shelf]

• Finally, here's Steve Ott crushing Nathan Gerbe, because when you have a chance to demolish the tiny guy because he's lost the puck in his skates, that is what you do.

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