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• Jets restricted free agent Patrik Laine will practice with SC Bern of the Swiss League. (Swiss Hockey News)
• With Laine and Kyle Connor still not signed, the Jets are relying on Mason Appleton and Gabriel Bourque. (Winnipeg Free Press)
• The re-signing of Mitch Marner is a clear message from Maple Leafs management. (Leafs Nation)
• Pension Plan Puppets argues that Marner’s contract is set up for him to fail. (Pension Plan Puppets)
• The Flyers are incredibly disappointed that Travis Konecny isn’t in training camp. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
• The Matthew Tkachuk situation in Calgary could make things ugly for the Flames cap situation. (Flames Nation)
• David Backes is hoping to have a great camp so that he can make an impact on the Bruins roster. (NBC Sports Boston)
• Is the Provorov extension a good deal for the Philadelphia Flyers? (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
• Adam Fox is looking to carve out an important role on the Rangers this year. (Blue Seat Blogs)
• The Canucks need more than just two lines to score if they’re going to make the playoffs. (Vancourier)
• Ever wonder what happy to Robby Fabbri‘s tooth? (NHL.com/Blues)
• Who will play with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel this year? (Pensburgh)
• What’s new on the latest NHL 20 video game? (Game Spot)
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