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  • Not much Flyers news this weekend that we haven't already discussed. As you already know by now, Randy Jones has been waived by the team. Up in Glens Falls, they're drooling at the possibility of having an NHL defenseman on their AHL team. [Post-Star]
  • Goaltender Brian Boucher was injured Saturday in New Jersey. He's expected to be out 7 to 10 days, while Johan Backlund has been called up from Adirondack to fill in. [Flyer Files]
  • Speaking of the goalies, Sam Carchidi chronicles the changing of the guard this season at the position, from the players to the coach. [Inquirer]
  • Five dollar tickets to the preseason finale against the Wild on Tuesday! [StubHub]
  • Elsewhere, the season kicks off in Europe this week as part of the NHL's now-annual Premiere series. Detroit players are treated like rock-stars in Sweden, especially Henrik Zetterberg. [Detroit Free Press]
  • Speaking of Sweden, the media types over there are talking up Peter Forsberg's recent outings with Modo, saying that NHL scouts in attendance are "drooling" over his performance. The Flyers, for the record, aren't interested. [Denver Post]
  • NHL referees are under instruction to use the instigator rule more frequently this season, in hopes of cutting back fights as a result of clean hits. [Puck Daddy]
  • Finally, the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review calls the Penguins ascent from doormat to Cup champion a "formula to follow." I don't think four straight seasons of irrelevancy would work in this town (or any non-fair weather town), regardless of whether or not it ends with a Cup. [Tribune-Review]

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