Stamkos eyes February return; Bryzgalov out indefinitely; Hartley responds to ‘bully’ comments (Puck Headlines)

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Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

• Who wants to add an autographed Dunkin’ Donuts mascot costume to their collection this holiday season?

• Almost a month after he broke his leg, Steven Stamkos is reportedly eyeing a Feb. 6 return, just before the Olympic break. [TSN]

• Ilya Bryzgalov is out with what the Oilers are calling “concussion-like” symptoms or whiplash. “We always treat those immediately as a concussion, even though we’re not quite sure if that’s what it is or not,” said head coach Dallas Eakins. [Edmonton Sun]

• Full-time filming for HBO 24/7 begins Wednesday for both the Maple Leafs and Red Wings. Said Randy Carlyle: “It is a little different when you have a camera and a guy sitting on the floor in your team meeting. I gotta hold my profanity to a minimum.” [Globe and Mail]

• USA Hockey released its 26-man preliminary roster for the upcoming World Junior Championships. Looking at some of the last names might make you feel a bit old. Samuelsson, Matteau, Fitzgerald… [United States of Hockey]

• Flames head coach Bob Hartley responded to comments by former NHLer Scott Parker that he was a “bully” when they were together with the Avalanche: “All coaches, but I’ll speak for myself because my name is there, we set expectations. We create standards. There’s not a player I’ve coached that I didn’t try to make better. I’ve never bullied anyone. I can be a demanding coach. But I want the best for my players. For me, that’s the end of the story.” [Calgary Herald]

• Now that there’s labor peace and everyone’s making money, it’s time for the NHL to work on its on-ice product, plus Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts. [CBC]

• The greatest goal-scoring season in NHL history was by… Pavel Bure? Michael Dell explains. [LCS Hockey]

• Why it’s time for Barry Trotz to pull Seth Jones back and give Predators fans more Ryan Ellis. [On the Forecheck]

• Phil Kessel lovessssssss Tyler Bozak and it’s showing in the fantasy hockey world. [Dobber Hockey]

• This could be the end of days for Dmitry Kulikov’s time with the Panthers. [The Rat Trick]

• With Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg out injured, the lesser-known stars need to step up for the Red Wings. [MLive]

• Did you notice Mikhail “Grabovsky” during warmups Tuesday night? [RMNB]

• The Erie Otters and London Knights rule this week’s Buzzing the Net Dynamic Dozen. [BTN]

• Jonathan Cheechoo takes a hit to the head in the KHL. Or was it a bit of a dive? [KHL.hr]

• Some other things of note about the Rogers/NHL deal. [Last Word on Sports]

• Finally, via Bruins Daily, here’s Puck Daddy favorite Jack Edwards with a Christmas carol:

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