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• The quarter-finals are set at the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship. Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Finland, USA, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia are all through to the elimination round. (IIHF.com)
• Jori Lehtera will contest the drug accusations that he’s caught up in. (Courier-Post)
• It’s time for the Flyers to start selling off assets before next month’s trade deadline. (Broad street hockey)
• Even though he wasn’t with them, the Columbus Blue Jackets made sure to keep Nick Foligno and his family in their thoughts during their win over Ottawa. (NHL.com/BlueJackets)
• The Coyotes ownership group sent out a letter to their fans regarding the potential sale of the franchise. (Arizona Sports)
• Dustin Byfuglien is expected to miss at least four weeks because of a lower-body injury. (Winnipeg Free Press)
• Bolts GM Julien BriseBois believes Ryan McDonagh needs to be in the Norris conversation this season. (Tampa Times)
• The Hockey News breaks down the 2019 goalie carousel. Who’s going to end up where? (The Hockey News)
• This Winnipeg Jets part-time scout also works at a sanitation worker. This is an incredible story. Definitely a must-read. (Grand Folks Herald)
• Michael Frolik‘s agent, Allan Walsh, has been vocal about his client’s lack of playing time. (Sportsnet)
• Have the New York Rangers handled Lias Andersson‘s development correctly? Blue Seat Blogs investigates. (Blue Seat Blogs)
• The Oilers and Panthers made moves on Sunday. Both teams haven’t done a good job of asset management. (TSN.ca)
• Here are the five biggest issues Devils GM Ray Shero needs to address in 2019. (All About the Jersey)
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