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Quick Strikes for Monday, October 5

Good morning! This week marks the beginning of the regular season around the NHL. But for now, here are your morning reads via Quick Strikes. Some good news for the Bolts, a sled hockey exhibition game in North Dakota, a scary incident for Zack Kassian and more.

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  • The Tampa Bay Lightning received some good news regarding two forward who had been injured during the game against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. But, the team could have some tough decisions to make as it finalizes its roster by Tuesday afternoon. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • The ECHL Adirondack Thunder's inaugural season is set to be underway. The team, which will play in Glens Falls, held its first day of training camp yesterday. [The Post-Star]
  • Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Moorhead, Minn., is trying to create awareness for the game of sled hockey and the possibility for people with disabilities to participate in sports. On Saturday, the organization hosted a sled hockey game in Grand Forks, N.D., and invited kids with physical challenges to try out some of the sled hockey equipment. [Grand Forks Herald]
  • Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian sustained minor injuries in a traffic accident in Montreal on Sunday morning. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Montreal Canadiens added some insurance to the wing yesterday, as they signed veteran forward Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year contract. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque took part in a ceremonial puck drop at a University of New Hampshire men's hockey game yesterday. He also unveiled a new hockey-themed lottery ticket for the state of New Hampshire. [Washington Times]
  • Nearly two years removed from his epic 59-save shutout in Edmonton versus the San Jose Sharks, Ben Scrivens was placed on waivers by the Oilers. [Oilers Nation]
  • Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin burst into the NHL 10 seasons ago. Who has turned out to be the better player? It's a tough question that this article tries to answer. [The Hockey News]
  • The Colorado Avalanche traded forward Freddie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for a conditional 7th round draft pick. [Colorado Avalanche Official Site]