Daily Cupcakes: November 23rd, 2017

Colorado Avalanche

Andrew Hammond recalled by Colorado Avalanche. [Sportsnet]

Avalanche gameday: Sven Andrighetto, Semyon Varlamov out against Dallas Stars. Andrew Hammond flew in from East Coast to replace the ill Semyon Varalmov. [Denver Post]

Vladislav Kamenev posts photo from hospital after Brooks Orpik hit leaves him with broken arm. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

The Rest of the Game

Jagr not interested in farewell tour with Flames. Forward, likely playing final NHL season, focused on next game instead of last one. [NHL]

Lemieux, Orr reach Greatest Moment final. Penguins center’s unique five-goal night faces Bruins defenseman’s iconic Stanley Cup winner; voting runs through Nov. 29. [Penguins]

Acknowledging and analyzing the NHL’s top 5 defensive pairings. [Sportsnet]

Florida Panthers Announce Enhanced Food Options, Guest Chef Options at BB&T Center. [Digital Journal]

Former Habs captain Brian Gionta trades shot at NHL for representing U.S. at 2018 Olympics. The 38-year-old rejected at least one contract offer after deciding last summer to put family and flag first and forego a chance at playing a 17th NHL season. [The Star]

Mailbag: Evaluating Duchene with Senators. [NHL]

U.S. Thanksgiving contenders rarely NHL playoff leapt-overs. The Canadiens and Sabres expected better, and clubs rarely reach the Stanley Cup playoffs if they’re out of the mix at this point. The Golden Knights’ success is a wild card on the trade market, with the expansion club expected to be selling by now. [The Star]

Why the government decided against an NHL game on Parliament Hill for Canada 150. [Toronto Metro]

Wayne Gretzky thankful he played during the NHL’s wide-open scoring days. [National Post]

Ex-NHLer’s father opens up about son’s troubled life. The father of ex-NHL enforcer Stephen Peat shared concerns about his son’s post-hockey downward spiral. [The Star]

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