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Yakupov to play vs. Pens; Nash, Neal to IR; Orr wants Cherry in HHOF (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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Henrik Lundqvist, Rod Gilbert and Adam Graves were among the current and former New York sports stars who appeared on David Letterman Monday night to deliver the "Top Ten Madison Square Garden Highlights" list. [CBS]

• Reminder for all you scoring at home: Patrick Kaleta has his in-person hearing with the NHL at 2:30 p.m. ET today.

• With a victory tonight, the Colorado Avalanche would have a 6-0-0 start and head coach Patrick Roy would join Mario Tremblay as the only NHL bench bosses to do so. Oh, how glorious. [NHL]

• Nick Cotsonika on Craig Berube's task at hand with the Philadelphia Flyers. [Yahoo]

• Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts, including the Nail Yakupov/Dallas Eakins relationship. [CBC]

• Speaking of Yakupov, he'll be in the lineup tonight against Pittsburgh. [Oilers]

Rick Nash has been placed on IR retroactive to last Tuesday after suffering a concussion. J.T. Miller and Cam Talbot have been recalled with Arron Asham and Martin Biron going on waivers. [Bergen Record]

• Joining Nash on IR will be James Neal of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Harry Zolnierczyk gets the call up. [Penguins]

Joffrey Lupul has 50 goals and 111 points in 116 career games with Toronto. Pretty, pretty good. [TSN]

Stefan Noesen, who came over to the Anaheim Ducks in the Bobby Ryan trade, will miss the rest of the season after tearing two knee ligaments while practicing with their AHL club. Devante Smith-Pelly has been recalled. [LA Times]

• If the Edmonton Oilers have any hopes for this season, Devan Dubnyk is not the answer. [The Hockey News]

• Why Dubnyk's rough start might just be one of those things that will work itself out. [mc79hockey]

• Breaking down that incredible shorthanded own goal the Vancouver Canucks managed to score on themselves over the weekend. [PITB]

• Talking with Vern Stenlund, the man who was the ghostwriter for Bobby Orr's autobiography. [Puck Struck]

• Barry Trotz: advanced stat geek. [On the Forecheck]

• What's life like on the road as an NHL beat writer? Let Adrian Dater tell you. [Denver Post]

• Five trends in the Western Conference that are in no way sustainable. [Dobber Hockey]

• Chris Peters on why fighting must be outlawed in junior hockey following the Dylan Chanter incident. [Eye on Hockey]

• The USHL released a statement on Monday saying, in part, "The rule did not protect the player." [Buzzing the Net]

• Finally, here's Bobby Orr explaining why he believes Don Cherry should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame:

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