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Good morning one and all,

With only 6 healthy defensemen, the Pens have recalled Steve Oleksy from WBS Penguins, who figures to be the 7th guy. The Bruins are 4-8-1 in the last 13 games at TD Garden. Here is your game preview. [NHL]

Episode 29 of the Garage League podcast. Bill West from the Trib joins Lyle and Andy to discuss the trade deadline and the Pens. [SoundCloud]

In the latest NHL power rankings, the Ducks rise from the dead to #1. [SI]

Shayne Gostisbehere’s record-setting point streak for NHL rookie defensemen was ended at 15 games in the Flyers 3-1 loss to Carolina. []

The Sabres last night dealt defenseman Mike Weber to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick in 2017. [Buffalo Sabres]

With the trade deadline around the corner, what are the acquisitions that come with the greatest amount of risk? [Down Goes Brown]

With the uncertainty of the draft, what is the value of acquiring draft picks at the NHL trade deadline? [Sportsnet]

The trades are sometimes in the work for a while, but sometimes happen quickly. Some players found out they were traded from someone other then the GM. Patrick Lalime found out from his wife's hockey-challenged aunt. [ESPN]

Obviously for all the best news and trade scoops TSN's Insider Trading is the best possible source. Oilers shopping Yakupov, and Boedker and Ladd will be on the move, but where? [TSN]

One would think after that Twitter debacle with the Patriots a while ago that other pro teams would learn from it. Nope, it happened again last night as the Canadiens twitter account was inundated with racist slogans. Like this one. [Sporting News]

John Scott's movie rights were acquired by a production company, and Mitch Albom writing screenplay. [CBS Sports]

NHLPA's appeal of the Dennis Wideman suspension will be heard by an independent arbiter on Thursday and Friday. [NBC Sports]

And for the end, NHL GoPro After Dark: Evgeni Malkin, Episode 5. I can't wait to see this in a real game. Geno best. [GoPro]