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Monday's notes: Lombardi, Crosby, Perron all making progress

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This morning's hockey notes kick off our look around the league with encouraging news for three key forwards who are recovering from post-concussion symptoms. It sounds like Matthew Lombardi, David Perron, and Sidney Crosby are all making tangible progress towards getting back in the lineup for their teams.

We've got that, and a whole lot more, after the jump...

Nashville Predators News

Preds On The Glass: Three New Predators Had A Great First Game Experience on Saturday Night
Buddy caught up with three Preds who made their Bridgestone Arena debut (with the home team) Saturday night.

Inside Smashville " Predators look forward to youth movement taking over team
"Potential" is probably a word we're going to hear a lot of this season.

Pondering: Could Zack Stortini be what the Preds need? - Predlines
There's no question, Zack Stortini's big hit, which drew a double-minor penalty in retaliation from Winnipeg's Troy Bodie, was the play of the night Saturday.

Preds On The Glass: Nashville Management Encourages a Wide Variety of Predators - Jets Postgame Wrap-Ups
A savvy move by Buddy here, I think he just got himself the cushiest seat on Blogger's Row.

PredGold: Welcome to #Suterwatch season
Dreading the prospect of having contract negotiations linger throughout the season, which leads to...

Agent’s trip to Nashville positive sign in Ryan Suter’s contract talks - Nashville Predators Examiner
...the only "sign" which really means anything is when a player signs on the bottom line. Until then, let's face it, talk is cheap.

Nashville Predators' prospect for goals appears bright - The Tennessean
Josh Cooper gets hung up on some blonde's legs. 

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Lombardi cleared for contact -
Things are looking even more hopeful that Matthew Lombardi could play in the season opener for Toronto. It must be the maple syrup...

David Perron Set to Rejoin the Blues | Camp Crew Trimmed to 29 - NHL Hot Stove
Huge news for the Blues here... if Perron can enjoy a healthy season St. Louis will prove a real competitor with the Preds for a playoff spot.

Crosby plays in controlled scrimmage for Penguins - The Globe and Mail
Encouraging news for Pittsburgh fans...

Scott Hartnell of Philadelphia Flyers to see doctor for rapid heartbeat - ESPN
Scary stuff for the former Pred.

Boyes Suspended For The Next Two Pre-Season Games - KuklasKorner
Two pre-season games? That's hardly a penalty at all.

Video: Todd Bertuzzi’s between-the-legs shootout goal - Puck Daddy
Well, look at Mr. Fancy Pants.

Eberle Leads The Oilers Past The Flames, Again - The Copper & Blue

The kids had a big night.

Game 5(X) Recap: It Ends In Triumph - The Cannon
The great hope for Columbus - "Steve Mason wasn't just good tonight, he was great."

Leafs Officially Unveil Third Jersey -

Pat Burns gets arena in his name where he can look down and ‘see a young Gretzky’ - The Globe and Mail
Pat Burns Arena opens, nearly a year after the coach's death. At least these folks got it right and bestowed this honor on him while he was still alive, unlike the Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s New Look Isn’t Skin Deep | The Hockey Writers

I, for one, love the new Tampa uni's. 

Blackhawks considering Kane at center -
Splitting up Kane & Toews? They're thinking about it in Chicago...

Yip out 4-6 weeks | All Things Avalanche
The Yipper paid a price for blocking a shot Friday.