Washington Capitals go after junior team’s jerseys; Lindback out; Blackhawk down (Puck Headlines)

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• Uh, Getty Images, this really isn’t cool. That said, it’s probably time for the full Messier, Getzy.

• Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback is out indefinitely for the Tampa Bay Lightning with a bum ankle. Luckily, they have Dustin Tokarski in the oh right they totally and inexplicably traded him. [Raw Charge]

• Has Buffalo Sabres forward Drew Stafford asked for a trade? “No, absolutely not. That’s not something that’s part of my character, I was brought up a certain way and I’m here to focus on the controllables and that’s how I’m playing. If I’m going in there and demanding this and demanding that, that’s just not the type of person I am, so I’m never going to quit no matter how bad it gets.” [WGR]

• Interesting stuff from Cam Charron about the Lethbridge Hurricanes and how the Washington Capitals have told them to change their uniforms because, well, they’re basically the Washington Capitals’ jerseys. [Buzzing The Net]

• New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller will line up together against the Florida Panthers. Said Kreider on NY pressure: “I don’t think there’s a microscope, and I don’t think there’s added pressure. I just think they want to help you reach your potential. It’s no more, no less (under the microscope) than it was down there with those (Whale) coaches, too, which is a good thing. You’d rather be under the microscope than (not).” [Daily News]

• Scott Lewis comes up with the fighting advanced stat called “Kordic” that measures punches thrown and missed. It’s pretty awesome. [Backhand Shelf]

• Ryan Lambert doesn’t love everything. But he does love him some Teemu Selanne. “And obviously I understand that no 42-year-old man is looking to play another eight years in a professional sport as tough as hockey, but just the idea that this might conceivably happen is enough to keep me warm. You also have to wonder what the quality of the Ducks this year might mean for Selanne’s return at least for, say, next season. Is he, like Corey Perry, liking what he sees from his teammates enough that next season is at least a possibility? Let’s hope so. Because Teemu is the greatest.” [Two-Line Pass]

• Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has claimed forward Zach Boychuk on waivers from the Nashville Predators. Because if there’s one thing Carolina’s good at, it’s racing cars, growing tobacco and bringing hockey player reruns. [Hurricanes]

• The Canes get Tuomo Ruutu back from injury. [Hurricanes]

• David Krejci is a game-time decision for the Boston Bruins. [Bruins Blog]

• Mike Green is also a game-time decision for the Washington Capitals. [Capitals Insider]

• Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks isn’t nearly being selfish enough. “The team’s most visible failing has been on the power play, and that’s where Daniel has been MIA. The loss of Ryan Kesler’s right-hand shot and the inability to develop consistent production from the point hasn’t helped. But when you’re an Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Trophy winner, more is expected — and a lot more is expected of Daniel than two power play goals in 29 games.” [Province]

• The NHL hath deemed Niklas Kronwall’s hit on Charlie Coyle as OK for the realm of supplemental discipline. [Malik]

• The Los Angeles Kings will head to the White House next week to meet President Obama and pray that Jonathan Quick doesn’t reveal himself as a member of the Tea Party. [The Hill]

• Finally, the Russian judge only gave Andrew Shaw a 5.0 on this one:

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