Hockey News: Capitals Sign Kuznetsov; Lehtonen Injury

The Stars are probably pretty glad they traded for an experienced goalie at the deadline. [Defending Big D]

Did Erik Haula deserve suspension for his hit on Lehtonen? [Edmonton Journal]

It might seem like Roberto Luongo got shelled last night, but he actually played well.The Panthers are just a terrible team. [Miami Herald]

There really wasn’t a need to a whole article written on why Brooks Orpik should be benched. Just watch him play a couple shifts. [Pens Initiative]

Brooks Orpik (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooks Orpik (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Nolan may face suspension for his sucker punch on Jesse Joensuu. [CBC]

Is Tyler Bozak good or not? [National Post]

Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov is finally set to make his NHL debut. [Yahoo Sports]

Rostislav Klesla would rather retire from the NHL than play for the Sabres. [Globe and Mail]

Revisiting the idea of playing Taylor Hall at center. [Our Hometown]

The honeymoon period is over for Paul Maurice and the Jets. [Winnipeg Sun]

Patrick Kane scored a beauty in front of his hometown crowd. [CBS Sports]

(Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)
(Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Disturbing story from the OHL, as Saginaw Spirit player Terry Trafford is still reportedly missing. [Toronto Sun]

Flames forward Matt Stajan and his wife are facing a tragedy of their own. [Calgary Sun]

Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon has been placed in an artificial coma as he continues to battle meningitis. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

Some weeks, we’re reminded that hockey is just a game.