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Puck Headlines: Dustin Brown staying put; trade deadline buyers and sellers; Paul Kelly talks

Pioneer Press - Scott Takushi• Really, really, really, awesome news. Jack Jablonski, the Minnesota high school hockey player who was paralyzed during a game in December, surprised his teammates with a visit during a playoff game. [Pioneer Press]

• OK, so maybe Dustin Brown isn't available at all now. Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is now saying his captain won't be traded, according to Elliotte Friedman. [@FriedgeHNIC]

• In other Kings moves, Willie Mitchell is expected to sign an extension at some point today. [LA Kings Insider]

• New Kings forward Jeff Carter will wear No. 77 following in the footsteps of the great Rod Buskas ... and some guy named "Coffey". [@LAKings]

• Eric T. explains why Scott Howson got "fleeced" in the Jeff Carter deal. [SB Nation]

• Dallas Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray on the trade deadline: "Anybody with knives on their fingers can type on their keyboard and come up with a trade rumor." Has he ever tried to type with knives on his fingers? [Heika]

• Sporting News' Jesse Spector looks at who should be buying and who should be selling by Monday.

• Chris Peters spoke with Paul Kelly just days after his abrupt resignation as head of College Hockey, Inc.: "The notion that I was out shopping to talk to athletic directors, that didn't happen," Kelly said in a phone conversation. "The suggestion that this was a power grab, that I was involved in trying to wrestle power or a money grab, if that's a picture they're trying to paint, that ain't what happened at all." [USOH]

• Members of the Minnesota Duluth student section have issued a public apology for derogatory chants toward members of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux.[Duluth News Tribune]

• Alex Ovechkin returns to the Washington Capitals lineup tonight against Montreal. [Washington Times]

• Bruce Arthur on the fall of the Washington Capitals. (Bonus points to Bruce for working in "hornswaggle".) [National Post]

IIHF• The IIHF unveiled the medals that will be given out at this year's World Championships in Finland and Sweden. "On the front of the medal, Kettunen's design symbolizes team spirit, fighting spirit, and comradeship. The design depicts a hard shot that not only goes in the goal, but also through the net. The arches on the other side of the medal symbolize skate marks on the ice, and different tactical plays, and also the journey of the teams and the players towards the tournament." [IIHF]

• "To a certain extent our Kontinental Hockey League is still a weak competitor to the NHL, but it's gradually gaining momentum, and I'm confident that in time it can become real, good, healthy competition for the NHL," said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. [RIA Novasti]

• "The National Hockey League and NHL Original Productions announced today that Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal will be the next player profiled on the all-access series "NHL 36." NHL Original Productions cameras will join Neal tomorrow morning and follow him for the next 36 hours as he and the Penguins host afternoon games on consecutive days—Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning (1 p.m. ET, NHL Network US) and Sunday against the Columbus Blue Jackets." [NHL]

• On waivers today: Jay Rosehill, Darryl Boyce, Antti Miettinen, and David Van Der Gulik. [TSN]

• Finally, via Pass it to Bulis, do not tell your kids that Roberto Luongo is going to come to their house and get them:

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