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On the Beat: Wings lose Datsyuk to “upper body” injury, Isles owner rejects report and releases a statement, most talked about goal in Boston, how boring is it to be Martin Brodeur’s backup?

More on Martin Havlat`s injury; Montreal Gazette puts out a lot of Canadiens news; Marian Gaborik`s highlight reel goal; Capitals are banged up. These stories and more after the jump.

Word from the team beat writers:

  • Perhaps Ducks play-by-play guy John Alhers thought he was doing the color for the game as the outfit he chose to wore is quite bright.
  • It appears that the immigration issues facing Christoph Schubert have been resolved as he has taken to the ice for the Thashers this morning.
  • The most talked about goal in Boston today wasn’t scored by any of the Bruins players, or even guys on the opposition, but instead was scored by 9 year old Oliver Wahlstrom during a promo for a 1 on 1 tourny the Bruins are conducting.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News gives his opinion on what is happening with whether the televising of games (or lack thereof) is a signal provider issue or a network issue.
  • If you are a Wings fan you might not want to read this article by the Detroit Free Press Helene St. James as she is reporting that Pavel Datsyuk is out with an “upper body injury” for tonight’s contest against the Kings.
  • Sticking with injury news, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune offers a bit more into the groin strain that Wild fans might have been expecting with oft injured Martin Havlat.
  • The Gazette published the first edition of this season’s Hockey Inside/Out in Thursday’s edition, coinciding with the Canadiens home opener. In it, their hockey experts Red Fisher, Pat Hickey, Dave Stubbs, Mike Boone, Kevin Mio and others look at the Canadiens past and present.
  • While it is easy to blame goaltenders when your team quickly falls behind, John Glennon of the Tennessean suggests that in Nashville’s case the Preds aren’t giving their tenders any help.
  • What is the most boring job in hockey?  I think it must be playing Martin Brodeur’s backup.  Rich Cherie of the Star-Ledger is reporting that Broduer will be starting again and Yann Danis must wait to make his debut.
  • Katie Strang has the report that Islanders owner Charles Wang just released which denies that he has given up on the Lighthouse Project.
  • The Rangers are still talking about the highlight reel goal scored by Marian Gaborik as New York is tied with Pittsburgh for the best record in the league.
  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star answers Leaf fans questions about everything from Luke Schenn to the goaltending mess.
  • The Washington Capitals have some banged up players already and despite Caps coach Bruce Boudreau not revealing who they are he did tell Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post that he expects Jose Theodore to start against the Sharks.