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The Providence Boston Bruins welcome Hab Flame Mike Cammalleri and his team to Boston Garden.

Welcome back to Boston, Mike Cammalleri!  Hope you can stay a little longer this time.
Welcome back to Boston, Mike Cammalleri! Hope you can stay a little longer this time.
Jeff Gross

<p><b> Tonight the Boston Bruins host the Calgary Flames at 7pm.  </b></p>

<ul><li> The Flames are in town, and after an eventful week, here's a preview. [<a href="">CBSSports</a>]</li>

<li> Last time former Hab (now Flame) Mike Cammalleri was in Boston, it wasn't for very long! [<a href="">CalgarySun</a>]</li>

<li> It's official, Daniel Paille is out with a concussion, and in case you weren't keeping score, there's a list of all of the other Bruins that are out of comission. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The callup of Craig Cunningham tonight will mark a mini-reunion of Vancouver Giants alumni, and his mom and family will be in attendance. [<a href="">TheProvince</a>]</li>

<li> Merry Christmas from the Boston Bruins- "This is the third greatest day of my life!" The Bear & The Gang has returned, do watch all the way to the end for Cam Neely. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>


<p><b> The Shawn Thornton Update: </b></p>


<li> Thornton has appealed his suspension, will meet with the Bettman in New York, and continues to skate with the team. [<a href=""></a>]</li>

<li> And an appeal does not automatically make Thornton a hypocrite. [<a href="">TheSportingNews</a>]</li>

<li> There is a lot at stake for him at this point in his career. [<a href="">WEEI</a>]</li>

<li> One could make a case for some leniency. [<a href="">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> HNIC's Rob Pizzo and reporter David Amber question how the NHL is handwringing over headshots, while repeat offender James Neal kneed the head of a downed opponent and only received 5 games.  Hang on for Sochi goalie chat.(Video,12:59) [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Lost in the shuffle? Loui Eriksson. [<a href="">MassLive</a>]</li>


<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink:</b></p>


<li> Take thirty! Elliotte Friedman offers his thirty thoughts. [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Sartorial splendor- enjoy this infographic of Don Cherry's year in fashion! [<a href="">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Well wishes to Gentilhomme Violent George Parros, who was concussed in a fight with Eric Boulton. [<A href="">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> The NHL year in review... Stu Hackel takes a look back. [<a href="">SportsOnEarth</a>]</li>

<li> Consolation prize: Sports Illustrated featured a Maple Leafs fan's video of the now legendary Bruins last minute game 7 victory in this week's issue. [<a href="">Slam.Canoe</a>]</li>

<li> And that Game 7 is Puck Daddy's number one greatest hockey game of the year. [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Merry Christmas from the San Jose Sharks! [<a href="">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Didja miss HBO 24/7? Here's your quick recap, if you're recovered from yesterday's drinking game hangover. [<a href="">BackhandShelf</a>]</li>