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Stamkos skates with Lightning; Yandle, Huberdeau struggling; Yankee Stadium time-lapse (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• "Yeah, about that. Sorry. Signed, the Capitals."

Steven Stamkos took part in Thursday's morning skate with the Lightning wearing a non-contact jersey. It was the first time he's joined his teammates since breaking his leg in November. [Tampa Tribune]

• Since being left off the USA Olympic team, Keith Yandle has not been very good. [FS Arizona]

Jonathan Huberdeau talks about his sophomore slump [Miami Herald]

• On waivers today: Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla. [@WharnsbyCBC]

• How does a prep hockey coach improve attendance in the student section? Order 10 pizzas between periods. [Washington Post]

• Katie Strang on Tyler Seguin, accountability and his new hockey life in Dallas. [ESPN]

• Speaking of Seguin, who will benefit you more in fantasy hockey? Him or Claude Giroux? [Dobber Hockey]

• The Winnipeg Jets have placed Evander Kane on injured reserve with a hand injury. [Winnipeg Free Press]


• Bruce Boudreau on Wednesday night's 9-1 drubbing of the Canucks: "I don’t like those kinds of games. You don’t want to ever intentionally embarrass another team. I’ve been on the other end of those scores, so I know what it feels like." [Ducks]

• How athletic goalies are ruling the NHL now with the new smaller pads. [Star]

• Team USA will be sporting cut-resistant socks made from a "fiber-optic core" at next month's Olympics. [Tennessean]

• Three more years of Matt Hendricks for the Oilers? Get ready for the decline. [Sportsnet]

• Think the Penguins should dangle Olli Maatta as trade bait? What's a-maatta you? (Sorry) [Sporting News]

• Evgeni Malkin, on what he told Sidney Crosby and other NHL players heading Sochi about concerns after the recent bombings in Russia: "I've told them that everything will be OK, that they shouldn't worry." [R-Sport]

• Hope you had Team Orr over Team Cherry in your CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game betting pool. [Buzzing the Net]

• Things aren't looking bright for the Canadiens. In fact, they're probably going to only get worse. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• The Royal Half says goodbye to Ben Scrivens the best way he can: gif form [TRH]

• Enough with charity, time for the NHL to change its points system. [Raw Charge]

• Brandon Dubinsky's got a PIM problem. [Union and Blue]

• Finally, with just over a week to go, here's a time-lapse of the Yankee Stadium outdoor game preparations:

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