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WHL

Regina Pats defenceman Colton Jobke, who had three tendons in his hand partially severed last month, is 4-6 weeks from playing. Meantime, he's grateful: "(The skate blade) only nicked my hand. If I would have had direct contact, I might be missing some fingers." (Regina Leader-Post)

Patrick King tees up the Sportsnet Friday Night Hockey tilt, Toronto Maple Leafs hopeful Morgan Rielly and Moose Jaw vs. Edmonton. Fortunately for certain junior hockey scribes, only part of the game will conflict with the Vanier Cup. (Sportsnet)

Prince George Cougars fans can look forward to promising 15-year-old Brad Morrison playing at least three more games as an underage this season. (Prince George Citizen)

Tri-City star goalie Eric Comrie considers himself "half and half" Canadian and American. (FOX Sports West)

Potential high NHL pick Curtis Lazar might win a Stanley Cup someday, but curling in the Brier is probably not happening. (Coming Down The Pipe!)

Kelowna Rockets forward Ryan Olsen might have some added motivation this weekend, since he's facing his old Saskatoon team. That trope might also apply to Kamloops' Charles Inglis. (Regan's Rant)

Kamloops Blazers defender Marek Hrbas has a shot at playing for the Czech Republic in the world junior. (Kamloops Daily News)

Dave Leaderhouse is fulsome in his praise for the Prince Albert Raiders, who have not cooled off much since their fast start. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

OHL

BTN's own Andrey Osadchenko and Steve Glynn recap NHL first overall pick Nail Yakupov's Ontario homecoming during the Subway Super Series. (KHL)

The Erie Otters-to-Hamilton rumour has kicked up again. (Hamilton Spectator)

Rookie Miles Liberati is not only up for the all-name team, but he's emerging as the London Knights' future power-play quarterback. (London Free Press)

Sure, they lead their conference, but the Barrie Colts are a little like a pitcher in the National League: they do not have many complete games. (Barrie Examiner)

Alex Galchenyuk and the Sarnia Sting found some positives in amid a loss to London. (Sarnia Observer)

Belleville's Malcolm Subban faces some of his potential Team Canada mates in tonight's Bulls-Niagara IceDogs match. (Belleville Intelligencer)

Columbus Blue Jackets second-rounder Oscar Dansk and his Erie Otters netminding partner Devin Williams are doing well to keep their average below 4.00. (Erie Times-News)

Defenceman Matt Fuller, 19, was picked up by London after being let go by Sault Ste. Marie. (Sault Star)

Second-year centre Jacob Smith is due back from a concussion for the Sudbury Wolves. (Sudbury Star)

QMJHL

Quebec Remparts coach-GM Patrick Roy is making 500 games behind the bench tonight. (Le Soleil, RDS)

Chicago Blackhawks first-rounder Philippe Danault will miss Victoriaville's game this night due to a flu virus. (Le Quotidien)

Jonathan Drouin or Nathan MacKinnon: who's the better prospect? OK, easier topic ... religion: what is the one true faith? (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Now that the dust of the Nikita Kucherov deal has settled, Willy Palov reminds us the Halifax Mooseheads might have a top-5 pick in next summer's import draft. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at neatesager@yahoo.ca and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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