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Kris Letang just wants to stay healthy and play 82 games, or be as close to that as possible. Speaking to the media yesterday, he noted he's felt healthy and went through his regular summer training. [Penguins]

Hats off to WBS Penguins mascot Tux - in real life a guy names Spencer - who rescued a woman who fell 40 feet off a trail. [WNEP 16]

A survey of NHL players conducted recently during the media tour asked a wide variety of questions, from how many goals will Phil Kessel score to would you accept an openly gay teammate. Well, the results are out. [USA Today]

The NHL and Adidas yesterday formally announced a 7-year partnership in which Adidas will be the new apparel manufacturer. Gary Bettman also said there are no immediate plans to allow advertising on team jerseys. [NHL]

The Blue Jackets prospects beat the Red Wings to win the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup. This link has a wonderful tribute to the late founder of Cap Geek who is missed by so many. [The Left Wing Lock]

Patrick Kane's status is shrouded in silence while the Erie County DA wheels and deals in a "justice for sale" mode. [New York Times]

The Capitals' Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery in the offseason and talks about trying to be patient in his recovery while hoping to be ready on day 1. [Washington Post]

The Islanders third jersey is the simple black-and-white garb that we saw earlier. It doesn't look half-bad on John Tavares, though. [The Score]

Former 3rd overall pick and current RFA Jonathan Huberdeau is currently mulling over a 2-year contract offer from the club but remains unsigned as of now. [TSN]

And the good human of the week nod goes to the amazing PK Subban, who will be putting his new contract to good use by donating $10 MILLION over the next 7 years to Montreal Children's Hospital. Incredible guy. [SB Nation]