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Joffrey Lupul continues to receive much deserved recognition for his standout campaign. He has earned the nod to serve as an alternate captain at the All-Star game.

Colby Armstrong’s nearing a return from his concussion injury, but will have to remain patient for the time being. Given a lack of conditioning and upcoming All-Star break, Ron Wilson explains that it may make more sense to pencil in a January 31st (Pittsburgh Penguins) return for Armstrong.

As can be expected, frustations continue to mount when you’re not winning. Some of that boiled over at Sunday practice when Carl Gunnarsson and Joey Crabb got into a bit of a disagreement.

Quirky Stat: Kessel likes to keep busy. When playing with 0-1 days rest, he’s put up 34 points in 29 games played. When given an extended break (2+ days rest), he’s scored at a more modest pace of 15 points in 17 games.