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And the first 20 Blues players to show up healthy tonight get to play.

We need more on-ice hug time.
We need more on-ice hug time.
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BLUES NEWS:

  • Jori Lehtera is listed as a "game-time decision"  after a trip to the hospital during Tuesday's game. [StL Today]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE BUFFALO SABRES:

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Three games last night. [NHL.com 11/18/15]
  • Nine games tonight, one to watch at 7pm Central. [NHL.com 11/19/15]
  • The LA Kings have suspended minor league goaltender Patrik Bartosak after his arrest on 12 counts of domestic-related charges. [Puck Daddy]
  • Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter will not face discipline for his hit on Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta that ended with Maatta in the hospital overnight. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • After his overnight hospital stay, Olli Maatta will be out 3-4 weeks with an upper body injury. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Blue Jackets have made up some pretty cool game-day posters. (S/T to @JDandTurkelton) [Blue Jackets]
  • Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has requested a trade to a western--preferably Canadian--NHL team due to family concerns. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • The USHL's Omaha Lancers will wear some sweet Star Wars-inspired helmets during Saturday's game against the Waterloo Black Hawks. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • A Finnish goalie with a temper…I am shocked!  [Puck Daddy]
  • The University of North Dakota FIGHTING SIOUX!!! will now be called the Fighting Hawks.  blegh. [Puck Daddy]

OTHER STUFF:

  • China's ghost cities. Best comment: "So…China has cities that look like Detroit, but cleaner?" [NPR]
  • 14 vodkas ranked…let the taste testing begin!! [Adequate Man/ Deadspin]

VIDEO:

Alexander Skarsgard and Jack McBrayer join Greenpeace on a mission to the Arctic, but Alexander has another reason for the trip… (the first in a series of "episodes"):

Hoosier Blue's next scheduled shift at the Links Factory is tomorrow.