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On the Beat: Good & bad injury news, Pat Quinn promotes “magic herbs”, Zach Parise laughs off questions about scoring drought

Bruins get bad injury news; Flames out of gas; Hurricanes to be part of 2010 NHL Premiere; Blue Jackets find new way to lose; Wings get good injury news; Predators Cody Franson recalled; Caps don’t need an enforcer.

Word from the team’s beat writers:

  • Bruins coach Claude Julien is reporting that Mark Stuart will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken sternum that was sustained on Monday against Philadelphia.
  • It appears that despite all that natural gas in Alberta, the Flames have run out of gas lately and coach Brent Sutter thinks it has alot to do with the team’s mentality.
  • The Hurricanes could be opening next season in Finland as part of the 2010 NHL Premiere in Europe, general manager Jim Rutherford said today.
  • The Blue Jackets have found every different way to lose this season, demoralizing blowouts, marathon shootouts, third-period flameouts and now they can add last-minute goal to the list.
  • While all the injury news for the Wings has been bad, they finally got some good news as Filppula, Kronwall, Franzen got some ice time.
  • Edmonton coach Pat Quinn was busy promoting the use of “magic herbs” to help you lose weight and feel great.  What did Kevin Smith do to the Oilers?
  • The Pre­da­tors reca­lled defen­se­man Cody Fran­son from the Mil­wau­kee Admi­rals of the Ame­ri­can Hoc­key Lea­gue on Wednesday.
  • Devils forward Zach Parise isn’t worrying about his goal scoring drought but he does get a chuckle about “What’s wrong with Zach Parise?” questions.
  • Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives us another Mellon Arena memory with Joe Mullen.
  • It appears that the majority of Caps fans (at least those who responded to the poll) don’t think the team needs to bring in an enforcer.