Eichel practices; Chara out; quarter-season awards (Puck Headlines)

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• Can he used those as replacements?

Jack Eichel was back at practice with his Buffalo Sabres teammates as he nears a return from a high-ankle sprain. [WGR550]

Zdeno Chara will sit out Thursday’s game against the Ottawa Senators and the team will provide an update on his status Friday. [Bruins]

• Chara’s loss is a big, big deal for the Bruins. [Bruins Daily]

• Hey Boston Bruins, in the words of Bennet Omalu in “Concussion,” tell the truth! [Boston Herald]

• What the arrival of a team name means to Vegas hockey fans. [Sin Bin Vegas]

• Who is your quarter-season MVP? Best off-season pickup? Comeback player? [Sportsnet]

• The Chicago Blackhawks need their stars to step it up. [Chicago Sun-Times]

• Who does John Scott want to see as this year’s John Scott for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game? Steve Ott. [CBS Detroit]

• Looking at the good, bad and the ugly with the Colorado Avalanche. [BSN Denver]

• The Edmonton Oilers have problems, but one of them is not a lack of depth. [Oilers Nation]

• Cape Breton’s Adam McCormick is trying to raise awareness for organ donation as his mom awaits a lung transplant. [Buzzing the Net]

• What does the future hold for the NWHL and professional women’s hockey in general? [Think Progress]

• Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the impact NIcklas Lidstrom has had on his hockey career. [The Players’ Tribune]

• Sonya Bryson, anthem singer for the Tampa Bay Lightning, is battling multiple sclerosis and has started her own foundation to support others fighting the disease. [Lightning Shout]

• Michigan is being buoyed this season by a pair of freshmen goaltenders. [College Hockey News]

• As far as hockey super powers go, China would like to some day be a part of that group. [VICE]

• Chatting with Natalie Spooner of the Toronto Furies about being a captain, the 2018 Olympics and playing in the CWHL. [Excelle Sports]

• Who would you rather have on your fantasy hockey team: Patric Hornqvist or Alex Radulov? [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, let’s watch Alex Radulov make Mike Hoffman look silly a few more times:

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