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Stanley Cup cake; Bjugstad back to Minnesota; French Connection statue (Puck Headlines)

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.

@keeperofthecup

• Mark Yanetti, a Los Angeles Kings scout, had his turn with the Stanley Cup on Wednesday in Topsfield, MA. Also featured: a delicious looking Cup cake. [@keeperofthecup]

• Speaking of the Kings, they won "Best Upset" and Jonathan Quick took home "NHL Player of the Year" at last night's ESPY Awards. [ESPN]

• New Dallas Stars forward Derek Roy will be out until at least November after shoulder surgery. "According to Joe Nieuwendyk, Roy could have played through the issue again this next season but 'we want the best Derek Roy we could get.'" [Defending Big D]

Mikael Samuelsson was not a big fan of Vancouver Canucks management and believes that Alex Burrows biting Patrice Bergeron's finger during the 2011 Stanley Cup Final fired up the Boston Bruins. [Canucks Army]

• Florida Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad has decided to return to the University of Minnesota next season. [Gophers]

• If you were wondering when your favorite player might be heading to arbitration, here's the schedule. [NHLPA]

• An argument on why Brad Boyes will be a better winger with the New York Islanders than P.A. Parenteau was. [Hockey Independent]

• The Sabres have announced an Alumni Plaza outside First Niagara Center with a statue of the French Connection to be unveiled in October. [Sabres]

Soldier Field

• Here's an artist's rendering of what Soldier Field will looking like on Feb. 17 when the stadium hosts a college hockey doubleheader featuring Notre Dame vs. Miami (Ohio) and Minnesota vs. Wisconsin. [Chicago Tribune]

• B.D. on the latest plan for development at the Nassau Coliseum. [CBS NY]

• New Edmonton Oilers head coach expects No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov to make the team out of training camp. [Cult of Hockey]

• Lane MacDermid and Garnet Exelby are your latest Boston Bruins signings. [Bruins]

• Aaron Palushaj gets a 1-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. [Habs]

• Finally, here's Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta going yard during a celebrity home run derby in Buffalo:

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