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• The San Jose Sharks are hopeful that Erik Karlsson can return to the lineup before the end of the regular season. (Mercury News)
• Nick Foligno was away from the Blue Jackets because his one-year son suffered a collapsed lung. (Columbus Dispatch)
• Evgeny Kuznetsov thinks Don Cherry should “shut his mouth” when it comes to calling out player celebrations. (RMNB)
• The Score’s John Matisz got to spend an evening in the NHL’s situation room. (The Score)
• Jason Botterill, Ron Francis and Ron Hextall will serve as the management team for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championship. (Hockey Canada)
• The Toronto Maple Leafs might consider resting some of their key veterans down the stretch. (TSN)
• Jon Cooper should be a leading candidate for the Jack Adams Award this season. (Raw Charge)
• Even though he isn’t playing much, Cam Talbot still thinks he could stick around in Philly. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
• Here’s a look at some of the coaches that may face scrutiny in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Featurd)
• Islanders draft pick Oliver Wahlstrom has decided to leave Boston College, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be landing in New York. (College Hockey News)
• The Philadelphia Flyers signed Michael Raffl to a two-year contract extension. (Broadstreet Hockey)
• Former Red Wing Darren McCarty is still angry about the brawl against the Colorado Avalanche in 1997. (Detroit Free Press)
• Should the Rangers consider trading Alexandar Georgiev at the draft? (Blue Seat Blogs)
• The Anaheim Ducks could be looking to make a splash in free agency this summer. (Pucks of a Feather)
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