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The Blue Jackets feel the Bruins' pain in the injury department.

Milan Lucic lurks at net front
Milan Lucic lurks at net front
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Tonight, TONIGHT I PROMISE! The Blue Jackets host the Bruins at 7:00 PM.

  • Injuries have been the one constant for the Bruins this year, and have been since the season began. [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • On the bright side, injuries have opened unexpected opportunities for young defensemen, as they have in years past. [WEEI]
  • Alexander Khokhlachev has been called up to Boston. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • The loss of Adam McQuaid may hit the Bruins hard in the penalty kill.[MassLive]
  • The surprising Seth Griffith is not exactly who central casting would have sent to replace Jarome Iginla. [NewEnglandHockeyJournal]
  • Blue Jacket Nathan Horton continues to receive support from his former Bruins teammates and coaches as he faces pain and hard decisions. [Boston.com]
  • Cam Neely is focused on the Bruins' progress toward the playoffs, and sees value in working thrugh the bumps in the road getting there. David Krejci spoke about Horton's injury, and how mindful players must be that every moment on ice should be enjoyed. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • A trio of Bruins needing new contracts at the end of this season (and who share an agent) have not yet opened negotiations with the Bruins. [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Everybody's got a great Gordie Howe story, and one poor guy has a car repair bill to prove it. D'oh! [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Can we have a Recch? Mark Recchi is eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015, here's a gallery of the 10 eligible players. [CalgarySun]
  • Johnny Bucyk will be immortalized by a sculpture... atop a Salisbury, MA restaurant. [NewburyportNews]
  • Don't kid yourselves, the big money being made on ice these days isn't from hockey. [WallStreetJournal]
  • Let the blames begin. The NHL will apparently employ the old 'blame the victim' defense in the concussion lawsuit. [TheHockeyNews]
  • Slava Voynov now officially faces a felony charge. [SportingNews]
  • Thirty thoughts opens with Jack Johnson 's misfortune, and moves on to discussions about goalie interference and 3-on-3 overtime. [Sportsnet]
  • How do you say "BAD DOG!" in Russian? [SportsIllustrated]
  • And it begins... the annual speculation about which coaches or GMs are on thin ice. [Grantland]
  • Look back at Soviet era Russian hockey, and wonder what does (or doesn't) motivate today's Russian players. [TheNewYorker]