Hockey Headlines: Olli Maatta Injury; Changes to All-Star Game

A collection of all the latest news from around the world of hockey:

No more All-Star Game fantasy draft. [Yahoo]. But yay for 3-on-3.

Joe Thornton was traded nearly 10 years ago, but it’s a still a thing when he returns to Boston. [Fear the Fin]

On Patrick Marleau and how to handle parting ways with long-tenured players. [ESPN]

Despicable hit by Nino Niederreiter on Olli Maatta. It was a late cheap-shot and Maatta was badly shaken up on the play. The way that Niederreiter just stepped over Maatta’s body was even uglier. [NBC Sports]

Maatta is still in the hospital. No updates on his condition. [Post Gazette]

Should Niederreiter be suspended for his careless play? [Too Many Men on the Site]

Things aren’t going too well in Pittsburgh right now [Along the Boards], but at least Evgeni Malkin put his money where his mouth is. [Sports Illustrated]

Dan Bylsma is doing good things with the young Sabres. [TSN]

Does Nathan MacKinnon deserve a long-term contract? [The Hockey News]

The Avalanche can afford to shop Semyon Varlamov with the recent play of Reto Berra. [Sportsnet]

Big win for the Maple Leafs. [Fox Sports]

Connor McDavid made his linemates better. And they miss him. [Cult of Hockey]

The Blue Jackets have been improving under the guidance of John Tortorella. [Today’s Slap Shot]

The rocky relationship between the NHL and advanced stats: [Puck Daddy]

And finally, are there too many referees in the AHL? [Maple Leafs Hot Stove]