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Calgary Flames defenseman TJ Brodie suffers a hand injury.

Calgary Flames defenseman TJ Brodie is sidelined by a hand injury.

CALGARY SUN: Flames defenseman TJ Brodie could miss up to six weeks after suffering a broken bone in his right hand.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Flames have considerable blueline depth, but Brodie’s absence is a big one. He’s quietly become one of their top defensemen. 

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Jared Cowen is still trying to find his place on the Senators blueline.

THE PROVINCE: Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins, who recently underwent hip surgery, is pushing to return sooner than projected to his full-time coaching duties.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens are making changes in hopes of improving their special-team play.

EDMONTON JOURNAL/WINNIPEG SUN: The Edmonton Oilers downed the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in preseason play on a late third-period penalty-shot goal by Matt Hendricks.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs trimmed their training-camp roster down to 46.