Kane, Eichel updates; Yakupov upset; Chronic Cam Ward Syndrome (Puck Headlines)

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• AWW! It’s Kevin Arnold and Paul Pfeiffer all grown up! [@joshsaviano]

• Good news for the Buffalo Sabres. Evander Kane’s broken ribs are healed to a point where he can play. As for Jack Eichel, he’s seeing a doctor today for his high-ankle sprain. If all goes well, he can move on to workouts. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Trade from Tuesday: New York Rangers send Dylan McIlrath to the Florida Panthers for Steve Kampfer and a conditional seventh round pick. [Blue Seat Blogs]

• Nail Yakupov has been a healthy scratch for the past three games for the St. Louis Blues. Little surprise here, he’s not happy about it. [STL Today]

• John Tortorella does not expect the injury to Seth Jones to have a negative impact on standout defenseman, and Jones’s d-partner, Zach Werenski. [Blue Jackets Xtra]

• Even now as a GM Kevin Cheveldayoff isn’t afraid to still throw haymakers in negotiations, metaphorically of course, as evidenced by his tactics with Jacob Trouba and his camp. [TSN]

• The untied-tie one speaks: Calgary Flames president Brian Burke tells his top goal scorers they need to get going right now. [Calgary Sun]

• Looking back, Devin Setoguchi appreciates the ‘thanks-but-no-thanks’ tryout from the Toronto Maple Leafs. It eventually led to his career re-invigoration with the Los Angeles Kings. [Sportsnet]

• “Humanity can complicate righteousness. I was righteous in my indignation about fighting in hockey. It was a brutal, Neanderthal, antiquated component of the game and the sooner fighting disappeared from the ice, the better. Then I saw the 2016 sports documentary “Ice Guardians.” I saw the humanity of those players whose National Hockey League careers were defined by dropping the gloves. And by the end of this brilliant piece of filmmaking, I was confused.” [Washington Times]

• Tyler Toffoli and the rest of the Kings aren’t scurrrrred with their inability to consistently score. [The Hockey News]

• Chronic Cam Ward Syndrome symptoms include: feeling uneasy whenever your favorite hockey team takes the ice; unsure if they score four goals will be enough to secure a win; Twitter fan meltdowns while local media throws gas on the fire and walks away. [Section 328]

• Not quite 30 thoughts on the Tampa Bay Lightning ‘from Brayden Point, Tyler Johnson’s health, Ondrej Palat’s slow start, to the players in the system.’ [Raw Charge]

• Which Philadelphia Flyers forwards have been the best in the offensive zone thus far in the season? [Broad Street Hockey]

• The Edmonton Oilers power play has been good to start the season. Is it sustainable, though? [Copper ‘n Blue]

• Taking a minute to get really excited about the Chicago Blackhawks newest signing Alex DeBrincat who was the team’s first draft pick in 2016 at No. 39 overall (no first rounder that year). [Second City Hockey]

• Boston Pride defenseman Cherie Henderson ran the New York City Marathon in honor of teammate Denna Laing. When she began to hit the wall, Laing’s spirit pushed her through. [Excelle Sports]

• Part one of a series chronicling the best forwards in women’s hockey. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Meet the Australian Women’s Hockey League, dropping the puck on their 10th season this weekend. [The Ice Garden]

• Fantasy hockey cage match: Alex Killorn versus Artem Anisimov. [Dobber]

• A look at hockey players who became (or want to be) politicians post-playing. [Greatest Hockey Legends]