Jordan Staal skates with Penguins, Detroit heads home, and Jagr stays in KHL

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Jaromir Jagr resigns with Omsk (marek blazek/Wikimedia)

~ Disgruntled AHL-lifer or an indication of bigger issues?  Jamie Johnson, a forward on the Rochester Americans (Florida Panthers AHL affiliate) speaks out on his frustration with the organization: “They haven’t made the playoffs in 10 years,” Jamie Johnson said.  “They had no interest in me all year, I don’t think I should give them the time of day for another season.”

~ Jordan Staal skated today as he works to recover from a damaged tendon suffered in Game 1 against Montreal.  Despite (incorrect?) reports that the tendon was severed, I found it hard to believe a skate could do that much damage to a tendon through the tough, reinforced tongue on today’s hockey skates.

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