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Ekblad concussed; Pens re-sign Sutter; 2014 USA Hockey HOF class announced (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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• Hockey hugs in August? Yeah, why not. Here, Kasperi Kapanen of Finland claims his hug during the U.S. national junior team evaluation camp.

• Florida Panthers top prospect Aaron Ekblad was injured in an exhibition game Tuesday night and according to Chris Stevenson, he suffered a concussion. [Litter Box Cats]

• In the same game, here's a pretty, pretty goal by New York Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair. [Buzzing the Net]

• Brandon Sutter has re-upped with the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s a two-year deal worth $6.6 million. [Penguins]

• The 2014 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class includes Karyn Bye Dietz, Brian Rafalski, Jeff Sauer and Lou Vairo. [USA Hockey]

• Elliotte Friedman goes in search of mythical fancy stat godfather Vic Ferrari, and finds him. [CBC

• A few years ago, we told you about Jamaica’s hopes to ice a team for the 2018 Olympics. That’s still the goal and the hard work is already under way. [Color of Hockey

• Miikka Kiprusoff seems to be enjoying post-NHL life as Finland’s national junior team goalie coach. [NHL.com]

• Who are the top-rated defensemen in NHL 15? [Operation Sports

• Looking back at ESPN National Hockey Night the videogame, which featured in your face referees and the glorious mustache of Bill Clement. [Hockey Wilderness]

• The Calgary Flames really need to extend T.J. Brodie before the price gets too high. [Flames Nation

• The Winnipeg Jets have seen some recent players leave with not-so-great returns. [Arctic Ice Hockey]

• After suffering a cardiac arrest, Brett MacLean is doing fine and spreading the word about heart and stroke research. [Five for Howling]

• Will the new Columbus Blue Jackets fourth line be successful in 2014-15? [Union and Blue

• Here are 10 players who could have bounce-back seasons in terms of fantasy hockey. [Dobber Hockey]

• Examining Justin Schultz’s future in Edmonton. [Lowetide]

• Finally, via the NHL, here’s how the sausage is made in the Department of Player Safety:

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