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Quick Strikes for Thursday, November 13

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Tyler Johnson is day-to-day after taking a rough cross-check on Tuesday, some developments in the NHL expansion talks, and an injury to top prospect Connor McDavid.

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  • Tyler Johnson took some pretty heavy abuse on Tuesday during the Chicago Blackhawks game. His status is day-to-day with an upper-body injury after taking a cross-check from Brent Seabrook. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • With less than two weeks until the Frozen Dome Classic on November 22 between the Syracuse Crunch and Utica Comets, the Carrier Dome will soon begin its transformation into an AHL hockey rink. [Syracuse.com]
  • Here's a reminder for Syracuse Crunch fans and central New Yorkers: The Crunch and Amtrak have teamed up for a ticket giveaway to the Tampa Bay Lightning / New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden on December 1st. [Raw Charge]
  • There's been a big development in the NHL expansion rumors: A report has surfaced that Bill Daly has met with a potential ownership group in Las Vegas. [Puck Daddy]
  • A new documentary called "Red Army," about hockey in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 80s, is set to make a limited release this week and be fully released in January. [New York Times]
  • Robert Luongo is the funniest goalie in the world, and he's struck again. [Days of Y'Orr]
  • Expected first overall 2015 NHL draft pick Connor McDavid suffered a fractured right hand on Tuesday. His status for the World Junior Championship next month is uncertain. [ESPN]
  • Things could be a lot better for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but it seems they will be getting help in the form of Sergei Bobrovsky and Matt Calvert's return tot eh lineup. [Hooked on Hockey Magazine]
  • You may recall us screaming "PLAY THE BACKUP" as Ben Bishop wore down last season, but Arik Parnass makes a compelling case that sometimes going with your tired starter is the right call. [AP Hockey]
  • The Los Angeles Kings haven't been dominating play the way they had last season -- what's going wrong? [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Some teams in the NHL and NBA are concerned about a widening financial gap between teams in large and small markets if jersey sponsorships become a reality. [TSN]