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While Tim Bozon battles Neisseria meningitis in a Saskatoon hospital, the Kootenay Ice play Friday for the first time since losing their standout forward. (Cranbrook Daily Townsman, CBC, CTV Saskatoon, Medicine Hat News)

Aside from Bozon, there has been only one confirmed case of meningitis in Saskatchewan this winter. (Metro, News Talk 650, Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

So what is going on with this game of franchises playing musical cities? (The Pipeline Show)

Winning Jets second-rounder Eric Comrie needs 75 saves to set a Tri-City single-season club record. Don't get smart ask if he'll get all tonight, since the Americans face Everett. Annie Fowler tracked down record holder Aaron Baker, who kicked out 1,751 shots for a 17-win Ams team 16 winters ago. Quoth Baker: "There are a few other stats I have from that season that I don’t want. That was a rough season." (Tri-City Herald)

Goalie Daniel Wapple is not on the Regina Pats road trip due to a foot injury, making Dawson MacAuley the man in net for two big games in the Eastern Division race. The Pats will have a reunion game Friday with their old buddy Teagan Sacher in Lethbridge. (Regina Leader-Post, The Pipeline Show)

Kelowna's magic number for clinching first overall is down to two. (Kelowna Capital News)


Tampa Bay Lightning first-rounder Slater Koekkoek nearly got through the season unscathed, but the Windsor Spitfires captain is now "day to day" after injuring an arm in a fight during a loss to Saginaw. (Windsor Star)

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Max Domi was benched for the entire first period, but London shut out Sault Ste. Marie to earn two critical points. (London Free Press)

Aaron Ekblad set the Barrie Colts record for goals in a season by a defenceman during a comeback win over Owen Sound, but the fifth-place Colts are running out of track with only four games left. (The Barrie Examiner)

Potential high first-rounder Nick Ritchie pounced on a friendly ricochet on the first shift of overtime to give Peterborough its first win over Kingston, which it would face if the playoffs were beginning this weekend. Of course, the playoffs are not beginning this weekend. (Peterborough Examiner)

With its 4-3 win at Niagara, Plymouth clinched its 23rd consecutive playoff berth and did Mississauga and Ottawa a solid vis-a-vis the Eastern Conference turtle derby. (St. Catharines Standard)

In their first game since captain Barclay Goodrow signed with the San Jose Sharks, North Bay just needed a drop of blood in the water to bury Belleville. (North Bay Nugget)


Halifax's 7-4 win over Charlottetown took nearly three hours to complete on account of all the bad blood and chippiness. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Nikolaj Ehlers being on the cusp of a 50-goal year as a rookie. Crazy. (TVA Sports)

Ottawa Senators-drafted wing Vincent Dunn is held in the highest contempt among his peers. Better to be despised than ignored. Meantime, Dunn's Gatineau Olympiques are out of their slump. (Le Nouvelliste)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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