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Quick Strikes for Saturday, September 5

Vasya's condition isn't common in hockey, Tyler Johnson is ready to go, more mess in Chicago, and the return of the Flying V? Reads to start your Labor Day Weekend are here.

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TJohnny and Toews.
TJohnny and Toews.
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Reminder: Quick Strikes itself might be full of links regarding the Lightning, the NHL, or hockey in general but it's also an open thread for discussing... Well, just about anything. No politics, though.

  • While Andrei Vasilevskiy's vascular surgery dominated the headlines yesterday, an update on Tyler Johnson slipped out - he's going to be recovered from his wrist issues and ready for training camp. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • We've heard several times about players with blood clots in hockey (Tomas Vokoun is the first who comes to mind) but Vasilevskiy's condition is not very common among hockey players. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Adam Wilcox made his pro debut after his college career ended last spring; the plan has been for him to share responsibilities in Syracuse with Kristers Gudlevskis. With Vasya's surgery and things tossed into the air, Wilcox vows he's ready to step up to the starter role with the Crunch. [Syracuse.com]
  • While Charlie Dodero is now under contract to the Syracuse Crunch for 2015-16, his rights in the AHL had belonged to the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL. Had. Past tense. They've been traded to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. [Idaho Statesman]
  • Sequels, reboots... You haven't seen movie studios bring back to life sports franchises. The potential is out there, though, that a fourth "Mighty Ducks" film could be on its way. [SB Nation NHL]
  • While we're just starting the Labor Day weekend and it's going to be easy to forget this, here's reminder attempt #1 that the Bolts will be holding their second part-time job fair at Amalie Arena this coming Wednesday, September 9. [Raw Charge]
  • Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg on the departure of Mike Babcock: It was time for a change, and players needed something fresh with the approach to the game. [MLive.com]
  • More than a year after his collapse at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Rich Peverley has retired from the game of hockey and will join the Stars in a player development capacity. [Dallas Stars Blog]
  • More on the mess in Chicago: Jonathan Toews has inadvertently reared his head into the fray, plus more legal process news out of Buffalo. [The Committed Indian]
  • The purpose of Quebec City's new arena is to (eventually) host hockey as well as serve as a multiuse facility; you know how these things are. The building has found a new immediate use though: Tourist attraction. 170,000 have signed up for a tour of the building. [The Globe and Mail]
  • "I don't want to be respected because I'm disabled. That wasn't a choice, it was a circumstance. My choice was finding a way to play the sport I love in any way possible." Two-time Paralympics gold medalist Josh Pauls.[The Players Tribune]
  • Speaking of finding a way to play the game he loves... A 15 year old playing goal with a prosthetic limb?! [In Goal Magazine]
  • Bauer Hockey and the CWHL have a new agreement on equipment. [Watch This]
  • They're having a Whale of a time with a franchise name dispute between the National Women's Hockey League and NHL! Just what's the porpoise of the dispute? A trademark conflict which may or may not result in a whale of litigation. [Women's Hockey Nation]