Pronger’s tricky situation; Peverley gets irregular heartbeat treatment; KHL empty net miss (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
September 13, 2013

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

• Here's Brent Burns' toned down headshot for 2013-14.

• Chris Pronger is currently a scout with the Philadelphia Flyers. He's also technically still on their roster with four years left on his contract. He's not going to retire and he still pays dues to the NHLPA. “I have yet to be told what my duties are." [CSN Philly]

• Cody Franson is not in camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the RFA tries to work out a deal with the team. He reportedly wants a one year deal, while the Leafs would prefer it be two. [TSN]

• Good read on Adam Oates' summer trip to Russia and how it strengthened his bond with Alex Ovechkin. [Washington Post]

• Rich Peverley will miss the next three weeks after undergoing a procedure to fix an irregular heartbeat. He is expected to be ready for the start of the season. [Dallas Morning News]

• The Anaheim Ducks have made it official. They'll honor the 1993-94 team during a game against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 13. The eggplant jerseys and most of that '93-94 team will be in attendance. Terry Yake! [Ducks]

• Tim Thomas won't be coming to the Columbus Blue Jackets, but he does have a few offers on the table, according to his agent. [Columbus Dispatch]

• How does Cody Hodgson's new contract affect the future of Thomas Vanek in Buffalo? [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Vanek's loss of certain teammates over the years begs the question whether or not he can succeed on his own. [Dobber Hockey]

• Los Angeles Dodgers GM Ned Colletti has a long list of friends in the hockey world. Brian Burke even consulted him before taking the job with the Calgary Flames. [Mayor's Manor]

• The WHL's Tri-City Americans will be partnering with U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Wait, what? [Buzzing the Net]

• Hockey players love themselves some Batman. [SI]

• After being limited to only six games last season thanks to a hip injury, Ed Jovanovski is feeling pain free and working himself back into the Florida Panthers' lineup. [Miami Herald]

• As rumors float that he could wind up in Montreal, Simon Gagne has put his Quebec home up for sale. It can be yours for a cool $3.9 million USD. [25 Stanley]

• We know how John Tortorella wants to use the Sedin twins, but what about his top four defensemen? [Canucks Army]

• Nashville Predators president Tom Cigarran believes the NHL All-Star Game will come to the city within the next three years. [Section 303]

• Why training camp could be critical in Kirk Muller's future in Carolina. [Cardiac Cane]

• How Jason Spezza's career is mirroring that of one Steve Yzerman. [SensShot]

• What kind of shot does Stefan Matteau have at making the New Jersey Devils' roster this season? [The Hockey Writers]

• Finally, here's an empty net miss by Ak Bars Kazan's Artem Lukoyanov in the KHL on Thursday. Fortunately for him, it wasn't Patrik Stefan 2.0: