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A playoff berth is likely not happening for the Regina Pats. (Regina Leader-Post)
Are the Victoria Royals for real? Ask again after they play Kootenay. (Victoria Times-Colonist)
Get to know Kelowna Rockets defenceman Mitch Wheaton. (The Pipeline Show)
The Plymouth Whalers, now leading the West Division, will finally get three-time Swedish world junior forward Rickard Rakell back from the NHL's Anaheim Ducks. (TSN)
ANA informed Rickard Rakell after last night's game vs CHI that he's returning to Plymouth of the OHL.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 13, 2013
Dallas Stars first-rounder Radek Faksa is making progress in his return from a knee injury, reports Josh Brown. (Waterloo Record)
Kitchener Rangers centre Radek Faksa (DAL) says MCL inj improving. He's riding the bike and able to train off-ice. Limp is gone. #ohl
— Josh Brown (@BrownRecord) February 12, 2013
The Windsor Spitfires do not have a timetable for when Calgary Flames-drafted defenceman Pat Sieloff will return from his groin injury. (Windsor Star)
The London Knights have some bugs in the system to work out before relaunching for the final stretch of the regular season, now minus Seth Griffith and his point-and-a-half per game. (Metro London)
Speaking of the Spits and Knights, Sportsnet's Sam Cosentino is talking about the bids for the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. (The Pipeline Show)
The loop's top two scorers, Sarnia's Charlie Sarault and Sault Ste. Marie's Nick Cousins, are one point apart going into a head-to-head matchup on Wednesday. Know who is also one point apart? Their teams. (Sarnia Observer, Sault Star)
Former first-rounder Luke Mercer's emergence as a steady defenceman has been a bright spot during the early stages of the Niagara IceDogs' rebuilding. (St. Catharines Standard)
Remember when everyone was down on the Peterborough Petes? The tune has changed. (Peterborough Examiner)
Cosentino also makes notes of an intriguing rumour about what might have factored into the New Jersey Devils keeping 18-year-old Stefan Matteau with the big club instead of returning the big winger to Blainville-Boisbriand. (Sportsnet)
First overall pick Daniel Audette is quietly making progress during his rookie season with the expansion Sherbrooke Phoenix. (The Link)
Coach Marc-André Dumont is adapting to coaching in Cape Breton, where the Screaming Eagles' onerous travel schedule affects all of its planning. (Le Nouvelliste)
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