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Quick Strikes for Sunday, November 1

Quick Strikes for the first day of November has updates on Vasilevskiy, checking in with Syracuse, and miscellaneous news from around the league.

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  • Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy is on his way back, and will play more for the Lightning. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Thankfully, Vasilevskiy is back in NHL form, delivering his second strong performance in as many starts during his conditioning stint with the Syracuse Crunch. In wins over Toronto on Wednesday and Hershey on Friday, he denied 56 of 58 shots. []
  • Sonya Bryson, who sang the national anthem during the Tampa Bay Lightning Stanley Cup playoff games, has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. [ABC Action News]
  • Syracuse Crunch's depth on 'D' pinches both old and new. []
  • NHL trailblazer Manon Rhéaume talks about goaltending, being a hockey mom and film about her life. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Hockey Canada: What are you doing? No, seriously. Hockey Canada approaching U17 Worlds all wrong. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Taking a look at the early favorites for Calder candidates - who are they and why they're being mentioned. [Jets Nation]
  • The merits of changing coaches mid-season - Rebuilding teams tend to get new ones. [Flames Nation]
  • The Leafs decided not to honor Phil Kessel with a montage. Jeff Veillette disagrees with that decision. [Leafs Nation]
  • With John Tavares out due to illness, the New York Islanders fell to the New Jersey Devils in a shootout. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The American Hockey League has suspended Tyler Bertuzzi (Grand Rapids Griffins) and Sam Carrick (Toronto Marlies). Bertuzzie received a roughing minor and a match penalty for his altercation with Marlies winger Kasperi Kapanen. Bertuzzi threw multiple gloved punches at Kapanen before slew footing him and throwing him to the ground. Carrick's suspension is due to an abuse of an official penalty. [Leafs Nation]