Hockey News: Schneider Hurt; Avalanche Keep Winning

As of Saturday, the Colorado Avalanche have the leagues’ best record at 9-1-0. What do they have to do to crack the top five in the NHL power rankings? []

The Rangers will likely be without Henrik Lundquist for another game. Makes one wonder if they regret getting rid of Martin Biron. [Fansided]

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Cory Schneider is also sidelined with an injury. Must be nice to have a future hall of famer as your back-up. [Fire and Ice]

The Calgary Flames will be without Lee Stempniak and captain Mark Giordano. [Calgary Herald]

Not everyone thinks it’s a good idea that Sean Monahan is staying in the NHL. [Copper and Blue]

David Clarkson’s regular season debut was rather uneventful. [The Star]

A fantastic breakdown of the Pens/Islanders game and went wrong for Pittsburgh in the third period. [Pensnation]

Dan Boyle is screening calls from Max Lapierre. [CSN]

Saku Koivu received quite the welcome in his return to the Bell Centre. []

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The NHL is making John Scott wait until Thursday to have his hearing. Probably going to be a doozy of a suspension. [CBC]

Meanwhile, Loui Eriksson is out indefinitely with a concussion. [NESN]

The NHL has a bias towards Eastern-based teams? No way, come on. [Puck Drunk Love]

With the emergence of Seth Jones is time to trade Shea Weber? Well the Flyers do have a lot of enticing young forwards to offer. As do the Oilers. [The Hockey News]

Say what? A player refuses to wear protective gear available to him and suffered an injury? [Toronto Sun]

And finally, in case you missed it, this happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning. []