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For Monday, September 14, 2015

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Detroit Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen (head) cleared to play again | Detroit Free Press
From the digger that dug it first, Johan Franzen has been cleared to play, according to Ken Holland.

Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen cleared to play, will be ready for start of training camp | MLive.com
I include Khan's piece on Franzen because it also includes an update on Pavel Datsyuk. He will be "re-evaluated" after training camp.

Ilitches have big plans for Temple near new Red Wings arena
Ilitches want to widen Temple Street neart new arena, maybe save three buildings but also demolish three others. There's some opposition on historic preservation grounds.

The Left Wing Lock" Blog Archive " Chris Chelios To Sign His Book ‘Made in America’ on September 14th
If you happen to be there in Traverse City already, maybe you can take advantage of a Chris Chelios book signing.

Prospect Tournament Game Highlights: Red Wings Shut Out Hurricanes 1-0 - Winging It In Motown
Strong opener in Traverse City from Jake Paterson, who made 22 saves in the shut out effort.

Griffins veteran Nathan Paetsch apologizes for involvement in gambling network | MLive.com
Following a plea deal and sentencing in Rochester, N.Y., the defenseman speaks about a "pretty catastrophic experience."

Prospect Tournament Game Highlights: Red Wings 3 Blackhawks 2 - Winging It In Motown
Great follow-up where the big boys on the prospect roster really stepped up in the scoring department.

Free agent tough guy Evan Polei fights to get noticed in Red Wings prospects tournament | MLive.com
When Evan Polei thought one of the Chicago Blackhawks prospects was taking liberties with teammates he took matters in his own hands.

Around the NHL

Team Europe World Cup players frustrated with format | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"It would be better to have Swiss hockey or Slovakian hockey to have their own teams, and send their own players."

Why Simply Making The Playoffs Isn't Good Enough This Year - Silver Seven
I feel like you could say the same about the Red Wings, although for entirely different reasons.

Hurricanes Feast On Blackhawks’ Cap Woes, Acquire Kris Versteeg And Joakim Nordstrom - Canes Country
There was a trade over the weekend. Here's the Carolina side, the team that game up some future assets to acquire Kris Versteeg.

Interested in Attending a Hockey Analytics Conference in New York? - In Lou We Trust
This post goes over the details for the next Hockey Analytics Conference, which will be held in Rochester, NY.

All 82 Nashville Predators Games to Be Televised in 2015-2016 - On the Forecheck
First time in franchise history.

Marcus Kruger signs 1-year, $1.5 million deal with Blackhawks - Second City Hockey
"McKenzie also notes that Kruger's taking a 'short-term hometown discount' and will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2016-17 season if he isn't signed long-term by then." Good luck with that bet.

Devils F Ryane Clowe's playing career is over due to concussions - CBSSports.com
"Shero told Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti of the Record that Clowe will be unable to play hockey both now and in the future due his history of concussions and the recommendation from doctors that he not continue his playing career."

Cody Franson on his free-agent nightmare, faith in agent | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
He's going to be good with Buffalo, which could mean bad things for us.

Hockey Night in…Costa Rica? | The Hockey News
An instance of hockey growing and developing in a place where you might not expect, even if slowly.