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Varlamov update; Habs extend Emelin; Ovechkin to miss Friday’s game (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.

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• Movember begins Friday, where men's cancer awareness is promoted and guys grow mustaches. In doing so, George Parros is once again participating, meaning he's shaved off his famous upper lip hair. Oh, and he'll return to the lineup tomorrow for the Habs. [@GeorgeParros]

Semyon Varlamov had a court date this morning where he met a judge who set his bond at $5,000, had a restraining order imposed and was given permission to travel. [Denver Post]

• The Canadiens have extended defenseman Alexei Emelin with a four-year, $16.4 million deal. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• After losing Lee Stempniak and Mark Giordano to injury, the Calgary Flames have made skate caps mandatory for players. [Calgary Sun]

• As we know, Alex Ovechkin shoots a lot. But what happens when the puck doesn't go in on one of his many, many shots? [Japers' Rink]

• Speaking of Ovie, he'll miss Friday's game against the Flyers due to an upper-body injury. [Washington Post]

• Tobi Enstrom has decided not to play for Sweden at the Sochi Games because he wants to focus on his play with the Winnipeg Jets. [Illegal Curve]

Manny Malhotra has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. [Canes]

Charlie Coyle returned to practice for the Minnesota Wild on Thursday and that has signaled a breakup of Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu. [Star Tribune]

• Taking a good look at their cap situation and their results on the ice, maybe it's time for the Philadelphia Flyers to close that wallet? [Frank Seravalli]

• Taking a look at coaches sitting on the hot seat. "Kevin Dineen, Florida Panthers – Has been on the hot seat all season, making it the only seat ever regularly occupied at a Florida Panthers game." [Down Goes Brown]

• In his debut with the Charlotte Checkers, Rick DiPietro allowed four goals on 29 shots during a 5-2 loss. [Checkers]

• These cartoon costumes of Ottawa Senators players may have you never looking at Marc Methot or Erik Karlsson the same. [Bonk's Mullet]

• The seven-game, 17-day road trip the Nashville Predators are about to embark on is the longest in franchise history. [Fox Sports Tennessee]

• You've probably heard of Corsi, but the most adorable of the fancy stats is definitely Corgi. [The Peerless Prognosticator]

• Taking a look at bargain players in salary cap fantasy hockey leagues. [Dobber Hockey]

• Mississauga's Damian Bourne gets 10 games for this headshot. [Buzzing the Net]

• Finally, also via Buzzing the Net, here's Canadiens prospect Martin Reway with a dazzling assist around Jonathan Drouin:

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