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Fresh Links: The Expendables

A trio of Bruins head the list of players who may exit to make room on the roster for healthy returnees.

Boston Bruins v Los Angeles Kings
Danton Heinen has been a pleasant surprise this season
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The Bruins welcome the Coyotes to TD Garden tonight at 7:00 PM on NESN.

  • Historically, the Coyotes have not matched well against the Bruins, for what it is worth. They'll always have Prague. Fox Sports
  • The Bruins will look to Tuukka Rask in net. WEEI
  • Jake DeBrusk, who may return tonight, will likely rejoin the line of David Krejci and Anders Bjork. Boston Herald
  • Players returning from injury means just one thing- tough decision time. The roster limit must not be exceeded. Patriot Ledger
  • Three Bruins head the list to be demoted. WEEI
  • There are some options that can be gamed, including conditioning stints and injured reserve, although both have constraints. Boston Globe
  • The Bruins set sail into December on a relatively fair wind, considering their struggles with injury. The Hockey Writers
  • David Backes has been receiving a lot of well wishes from surprising sources since his surprising return. CBS Boston
  • Danton Heinen's performance has elevated from his tepid debut last season to his now torrid, nearly team-leading scoring pace. Chowder and Champions

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Welcome back to the season of backyard rinks! Your neighbors have all upped their game- have a look here. BarDown
  • Team USA looks strong going into this year's World Junior Championship, and hopes to break tradition by winning two years in a row. Elite Prospects
  • Pull your heads out of the sand, fans, the NHL is eyeball-deep in partisan politics at all levels. Sporting News
  • This week's NHL power ranking theme concerns those players who may be dangled as trades. Sportsnet
  • For the Sabres, "players facing trade" means the entire roster save Jack Eichel. SBNation
  • Shirt unencumbered former Bruin Jumbo Joe Thornton has been properly immortalized in a new bobblehead. Bonus- Brent Burns bobblehead and nutcracker, and Joe Pavelski bobblehead. BarDown