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This weekend is do or die for a number of roster hopefuls on the cusp.

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Jordan Caron battles at netfront.
Jordan Caron battles at netfront.
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The puck drops at 7:30 at the Islanders tonight. Meanwhile, in Bruins news you can use:

  • Time marches on, and roster hopefuls have one final weekend to impress. David Warsofsky, Craig Cunningham, and Bobby Robins remain optimistic. [ESPN]
  • It is the lingering injury to Gregory Campbell that has allowed a long look at Cunningham. Simon Gagne is also in the microscope this weekend. [NESN]
  • Campbell's absence also opens the door for the possible recall of Justin Florek, Ryan Spooner , or Alexander Khokhlachev. Linus Arnesson, still hobbled by a groin injury, is no longer at camp. [WEEI]
  • An untimely injury has made David Pastrnak 's already long shot at a roster spot longer, but has not ruled him out. It is his transition to and aptitude at back-checking that can only be well assessed in game action. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • Still scratching your head over the Bruins' roster moves this last round? Pay attention to the fact that this may portend a possible future rift. [SportsRumorAlert]
  • "This list (TSN's Top 50 NHL Players) should make a lot of Bruins fans happy." True dat. [CausewayCrowd]
  • There's a Bruins prospect in this list of the 50 NCAA players that you need to know. (Hint: He's no longer named Gothberg...) [theHockeyNews]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Here's the rest of the story on the Boston Landing project. Meet Tom O'Brien, a developer who actively seeks input and the perspective of others. [Boston.Curbed]
  • This I've gotta see: Denis Leary is interested in producing a comedy series about hockey. [AVClub]
  • The Dallas Stars are trollin' trollin', trollin' on their video board. Hilarity ensues. [TheSportingNews]
  • Meet former Bruin and new NHL banhammer wielder Stephane Quintal. [YahooSports]
  • In this season, following ones shortened by a lockout and the Olympics, things are much more settled for the NHL. [TheGlobeAndMail]
  • Don't forget to write, and use these new Canadian stamps honoring NHL defensemen of the Original Six era, including Bobby Orr! [CBC]
  • Hey, Sportsnet, any chance you might be willing to take an evolutionary step ahead in hockey coverage? [PensionPlanPuppets]
  • So, you think that upheaval and uncertainty were behind the Coyotes? Think harder. A Philadelphia hedge fund manager who was the jilted party in the Islanders sale just bought a majority stake. [NYPost]
  • Theo Fleury is a man on a mission to ensure that no one else ever has to endure the abuse he suffered. [ESPN]
  • Let's revisit the history and evolution of the Zamboni, shall we? [AutoTrader]
  • Can you help bust this guy who sold counterfeit Bruins tickets? [Roslindale.WickedLocal]