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Carolina Hurricanes prospect Victor Rask faces an adjustment from playing in the AHL to playing for the Calgary Hitmen. Coach Mike Williamson: "The only thing is we just have to keep reminding him to keep things simple and that he doesn't have to do too much." (Calgary Herald)

Renovations to Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum might finally be finalized. It also means the Winterhawks have a nest to land if a NHL team ever landed in the Rose City. (Oregon Live)

Edmonton Oil Kings veteran Stephane Legault scored two goals in his return from a broken foot. (Edmonton Sun)

You better believe Victoria's Jamie Crooks enjoyed sinking Saskatoon, his original WHL team. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

There is reason to think much-travelled overage forward Charles Inglis is with Kamloops on a trial basis. (Vancouver Province, Coming Down The Pipe!)

What does new Red Deer Rebels assistant coach Jeff Truitt, former bench boss in Kelowna, expect in his new duties? (The Red Deer Scene)


Detroit Red Wings prospect Ryan Sproul, who broke his arm on the (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend, is back in the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds lineup. (Sault Star)

Winnipeg Jets first-rounder Mark Scheifele is learning to handle being a marked man with the Barrie Colts. (Winnipeg Free Press)

The Ottawa 67's snapped their seven-game losing streak and Kingston's five-game win streak, thanks to a five-point night by 19-year-old wing Steven Janes. (Ottawa Sun)

The London Knights don't know if 18-year-old forward Matt Rupert, who was accidentally kicked in the face on Sunday, will play on Thursday. (London Free Press)

Guelph Storm draft-year forward Hunter Garlent, who broke his ankle last month, is a few days away from resuming skating. (St. Catharines Standard)

Saginaw Spirit first-rounder Jeremiah Addison took the weight of the world off his shoulders by netting his first major junior goal last weekend. (Saginaw News)


Today's should-read: Patrick King on how P.E.I. Rocket captain Josh Currie battled back from a scary injury early in his junior tenure. (Sportsnet)

Patrick Roy is in "no hurry" to resolves the Quebec Remparts' extra-European dilemma. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov will sit for the second game in a row tonight even though he has 10 points in the six he's played. (Le Soleil)

It's a big one tonight, with Baie-Comeau at Halifax in a matchup of division leaders. Meantime, the Mooseheads are shopping overage defenceman Sawyer Hannay. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

The Q would seem to have four locks for Team Canada. Click through to confirm your suspicions. (La Presse)

The Rimouski Océanic added some Alberta beef, bringing in forward Lucas Grundy from Junior A. (Le Soleil)

Wait, what? The Shawinigan Cataractes have scored fewer than two goals per game? (Le Nouvelliste)

Val-d'Or's Vincent Dunn has been banned two games for directing inappropriate comments at Halifax's Trey Lewis last weekend. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

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