Hockey Headlines: Stamkos Out 1-3 Months; Datsyuk to Russia?

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

The Maple Leafs almost won the McDavid lottery. Will they win this years? [The Star]

Steven Stamkos is injured. [Todays Slapshot], [Tampa Bay]

BREAKING: Stamkos has a blood clot in his arm that requires surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Duncan Keith will get a mini-vacation before the playoffs and miss one postseason game for using his stick as a weapon. [CBC]. Keith has since apologized. “Hey sorry I used your face for target practice, Charlie”. [Sportsnet]

Pavel Datsyuk may take his talents to Russia next season. Could spell ugly cap implications for the Red Wings. [NBC Sports], [Wings Nation]

Some day the Battle of Alberta will mean something in the standings. But poor on-ice play certainly hasn’t dulled the hatred between the two fanbases. [Edmonton Journal], [Beer League Heroes]

These players probably won’t win the Hart but they’ve been great. [The Hockey News]

Tom Wilson continues to walk the line between playing hard and hitting dirty. [The Score]

The Pens look better than ever as they clinch a playoff spit. [Trib Live]. Are they now a legitimate contender? [Penguin Poop]

Probably not without Marc-Andre Fleury. [Puck Daddy]

The Rangers will be expected to go far this postseason. Can they do it? [Newsday]

And finally, Brandon Saad got his first career hat-trick. [ESPN]