Quick Strikes: Drouin nears return to lineup

Will likely play Monday after getting over the flu.

The Bolts

Practice notes from Bryan Burns: Drouin hits the ice and a three-day reprieve. [Lightning.NHL.com]

The Lightning should not trade Brian Boyle. [Bolts by the Bay]

With the trade deadline under a week now, the Lightning are making their presence known around the league.

The League

In his first game back since missing the last 59 due to an injury, goaltender Jonathan Quick led the Kings to a 4-1 win over the Ducks. [OC Register]

The Red Wings can’t shut down every injured veteran. [Winging It in Motown]

A struggling Noah Hanifin could stand to benefit from Ron Hainsey being shipped out of Carolina. [Canes Country]

The Penguins’ mascot hung out with actual penguins! [SBNation]

The two moves that will make the Rangers true contenders. [Blueshirt Banter]

In Tomas Jurco trade, the Blackhawks are hoping for untapped potential. [Second City Hockey]

“Hockey is for everyone” matters for the Coyotes. [Five for Howling]