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Lucas Raymond earns honor from the NHL and an update on Jakub Vrana in Grand Rapids

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Lucas Raymond’s three-game heater has earned him some honors from the NHL:

Raymond, who still can’t legally buy a beer in the US, put up SEVEN points in that three-game span. The same exact stat line as Nikita Kucherov.

It’s just a few games, but it’s good to see Raymond get hot after a slow start to the season.

Griffins fall in shootout at Iowa

Alex Nedeljkovic has officially cleared waivers, but he didn’t get the start in this one. Instead, Victor Brattstrom had a strong game which was much-needed. Another positive was seeing Jakub Vrana pick up five shots on net. Vrana has registered one point in eight appearances with the Griffins.

Around the NHL

Minnesota makes a big investment in its youth:

Boldy is 21 and has just north of one seasons-worth of NHL experience. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking Dylan Larkin feels pretty good about his leverage right now.