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As you heard, Anaheim Ducks second-rounder Nicolas Kerdiles has been suspended a season by the NCAA for violating its amateurism rules. That could lead to him playing in the WHL. (Wisconsin State Journal, Bucky's 5th Quarter, Athnet)

It did not take Saskatoon coach-GM Lorne Molleken long to shake up his lineup after a weekend that included a 10-1 loss; overage forward Adam Kambeitz has been airlifted in from Red Deer. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Calgary SunBrandon Sun)

Kelowna Rockets goalie Jordon Cooke has his own theme music, thanks to broadcaster Regan Bartel. C is for Cookie ... (Regan's Rant)

That is the Victoria Royals playing .750 hockey. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

The Spokane Chiefs struck it rich by getting offensive defenceman Brenden Kichton back from the New York Islanders organization thanks to the NHL lockout. (Everett Herald)

The Prince Albert Raiders' current roll is even more impressive when one factors in that Mike Winther has been hurt. The Dallas Stars second-rounder is expected back from a sore groin on Tuesday. (Prince Albert Daily Herald, Calgary Herald)

Kamloops Blazers defenceman Tyler Hansen is back from a concussion, but isn't quite game-ready. (Kamloops Daily News)


Detroit Red Wings prospect Ryan Sproul, one of the league's best all-around defenceman, will miss 8-10 weeks with a spiral fracture in his left forearm. Needless to say, that's a huge blow for his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, whose other veteran defender, captain Colin Miller, is out for at least the rest of October. (Sault Star)

London Knights captain Scott Harrington and fellow Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Olli Maatta have held up well despite being denied NHL training camp time this fall. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, London Free Press)

Michael who? London goalie Kevin Bailie was Houser-esque when he stopped nine consecutive shootout attempts to secure a win on Saturday. (London Free Press)

Six games into the season, the Kitchener Rangers have one even-strength goal. This from a team treating the season as a Memorial Cup year? (Waterloo Record)

The Windsor Spitfires, as a team, are 1-for-9 on shootout attempts to start the season. That's a two-point swing in the standings that could loom large later. (Windsor Star, Sarnia Observer)

Buffalo Sabres third-rounder Daniel Catenacci seems to have pulled out of an early-season slump. (Owen Sound Sun Times)

Belleville coach-GM George Burnett thought his team had its "best 40 minutes of hockey this year" in Monday's eventual OT loss to the Oshawa Generals. The entire game looked like a playoff preview. (Belleville Intelligencer)

Traditionally, the Sudbury Wolves make their one-and-only Eastern Ontario swing at the end of the regular season. They might want to keep doing it in October, since they went went 3-0 on it. (Sudbury Star)


Le Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City has NHL-quality class, but it produces a distorted view for spectators. But hey, they only spent their money to watch the game. (Le Soleil)

The Halifax Mooseheads are playing the way that, well, everyone expected them to play. (Metro Halifax)

The Gatineau Olympiques are scrambling for a replacement after their best player, Tomas Hyka, was injured on Friday. (Le Droit)

Remember Matt Eagles, who used to play for the Moncton Wildcats? Concussions forced him to give up hockey, but he did very well on the medical school admissions test. (New Brunswick Beacon)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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