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• Jaromir Jagr on his season so far: “I had some injuries, but our team played very well, so I didn’t want to step in. I like to teach the players, give them what I learned. So when I play on the fourth line or sometimes when I don’t play, I’ve got more time for the players or for the kids with me to tell them what I’ve learned and just help them that way. And I like it.” [NHL.com]
• The U.S. men beat Germany and earned a bye to the Olympic quarterfinals. [PHT]
• “Across Denmark’s women’s and men’s hockey teams – both of which made their Winter Games debut– the squads boast four pairs of siblings, collectively.” [On Her Turf]
• How Kaapo Kakko’s injury should result in Rangers GM Chris Drury getting aggressive on the trade front. [Blue Seat Blogs]
• Everett Fitzhugh and JT Brown will make history as the first all-Black NHL television broadcast team when the Seattle Kraken play the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 17. [NHL.com]
• After injuring his knee while shoveling, Penguins assistant Todd Reirden will out indefinitely following surgery. [Pensburgh]