Here are your Morning 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.
• What does it say about the state of Swedish journalism when Larry Brooks is the one fact-checking their stories? Turns out New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist isn't taking cortisone shots every week for his knees, which are still wonky after a collision in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He last took a shot in early August and is trying to play through the pain. See? Everything's cool. Well, save for the part where the team's franchise goalie still played in the world championships with a bum wheel. [NY Post]
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• Yahoo! is now in cahoots with the NHL for fantasy hockey. Luckily, it appears everyone with any authority in either company missed the Gary Bettman Art Contest. (For everyone who's been e-mailing, we'll announce our fantasy hockey coverage fairly soon.)
• The really awful news: St. Louis Blues defenseman Erik Johnson will basically miss 2008-09 with a torn ACL and a damaged MCL in his right knee. The good news: The Blues haven't cancelled their season. The great news: The Red Wings, Predators, Blackhawks and the Blue Jackets should all increase their point totals from last season. [St. Louis Game Time]
• The NHL is charging more for games shown online than Major League Baseball does. [LCS]