Rick Nash expected back; Weiss on benching; sick Evgeni Malkin goal (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Via Buzzing The Net , the shortest fight in QMJHL history between Raphaël Corriveau and Sea Dogs tough guy Maxime Villemaire. • Florida Panthers center Stephen Weiss on his benching: "That stuff doesn’t bother me. It’s not the first time I’ve been benched and it’s probably not the last time I’ll be benched. It’s just a matter of how you deal with it. You put it behind you and just keep pushing forward, try to play better.” [ On Frozen Pond ] • The Philadelphia Flyers waive backup goalie Michael Leighton and forward Tom Sestito. [ Frequent Flyers ] • Spector on trading Ryan Miller: “Given the lack of starting goalies available in the trade market, Miller would attract considerable attention if he were shopped before the trade deadline. Going that route, however, would signal the start of a significant rebuild for the Buffalo Sabres, which includes finding a suitable replacement for Miller.” [ THN ] • So the Brian McGrattan trade didn’t exactly get a ringing endorsement for the Calgary Flames: “But the solution needs to be group toughness, a compete level that resonates up and down the lineup. Look around the league. Middleweights like Brandon Prust or Shawn Thornton cast a menacing shadow, but they can play the game. They’re the now . A thug who skates six, maybe eight shifts a night either looking for a dance partner or responding to a distress call is a relic. And that’s all McGrattan is. His value is so limited that he earned about six minutes in each of Nashville’s first two games, but hadn’t cracked the lineup since. That’s for a team that was looking to add some toughness, too.” [ SI ] • Rick Nash is expected back tonight for the New York Rangers. [ Blueshirt Blog ] • You know, we’re not exactly high on Chris Kreider’s Calder hopes anymore. [ Rangers ]

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