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Weiss out 8 weeks; shallow net effect; best Luongo Tweets (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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• Here's what the Red Wings' morning skate looked like at the start at Joe Louis Arena. Eventually the lights did come back on. [@AnsarKhanMLive]

• The U.S. men's Olympic team will be announced at the end of the Winter Classic on Jan. 1. Also happening that day: "performances by members of the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band, singer/songwriter Mayer Hawthorne and Juno Award-winning recording artists The Tenors; the announcement of the rosters for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's and women's ice hockey teams; a flyover of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) CF-18 fighter jets and a Canada-United States color guard; and appearances by Ann Arbor and Detroit-area youth hockey players." [NHL.com]

• The decision is in, and the Stephen Weiss and the Detroit Red Wings have elected for the forward to have surgery on his groin strain. He's expected back after the Olympic break. [MLive]

• An update on Pekka Rinne: "[T]he doctors have recommended Pekka remain on limited activity for two weeks before considering more strenuous activity in his recovery and rehabilitation." [Predators]

• It's official: Filip Forsberg will be loaned to Team Sweden for the World Junior Championships. [Section 303]

• The 26 best Tweets from Roberto Luongo in 2013. [Pass it to Bulis]

• The Blues say Alexander Steen "day-to-day" after suffering an upper-body injury on Saturday. [Dispatch]

• The NHL went to shallower nets for this season. How much has that effected league-wide scoring? [SB Nation]

• Sergei Gonchar will miss the next "7-10 days" with concussion-like symptoms after taking a puck to the head on Saturday. [Defending Big D]

• Devils GM Lou Lamoriello announced that Damien Brunner will miss "approximately" the next four weeks with a knee injury. He will not require surgery. [Fire and Ice]

• Bruce Boudreau returns to DC Monday night as his Ducks visit the Capitals. "It’s a little scary because I love going to that building and everything about it, and now you’re on the other side.” [Washington Post]

• Maybe it's time for the Ottawa Senators to scratch Paul Maclean. [Silver Seven Sens]

• Planning to drive to the Winter Classic? Prepare to pay at least $50-$60 to park. At least. [Free Press]

• Times are tough in Maple Leafsville. So what's up with that stare James Reimer gave Randy Carlyle after being pulled on Saturday? [The Leafs Nation]

• Silly Maple Leafs prospect, you can't play with two sticks at the same time. [Buzzing the Net]

• Chris Stewart, Sidney Crosby and Matt Duchene are your NHL Three Stars of the Week. [NHL]

• Four potential Christmas gifts for your fantasy hockey team. [Dobber Hockey]

• With a laser-eyed focus on player safety in the NHL, is it time for another "Shanahan Summit" to improve the on-ice product? [NY Post]

• Marc-Andre Fleury's backup, Jeff Zatkoff, has inked a two-year, one-way extension. [Penguins]

• Finally, via Alex Szeczesny, it's Festivus, so please join Drew Stafford in celebrating:

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