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News of the Colorado Avalanche - Links from around the NHL - March 14th, 2013

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In case you missed it, some players have agents that want them freed of the AHL.

Jake Gardiner was still not free on Wednesday morning.

But the Toronto Marlies defenceman, whose agent caused a stir by tweeting “#freejakegardiner” Tuesday night, told reporters that he does not feel imprisoned by his lengthy stay in the minors, even though he would like to be back with the Maple Leafs.

“That’s just my agent’s thoughts. It’s his choice to tweet that,” Gardiner said of Ben Hankinson’s tweet. “It’s not much that I can control.

“Nobody wants to be in the AHL for very long. Everyone wants to be in the NHL. I’m just trying to play my game and get there as soon as possible.”

The Toronto Sun has a slideshow of some players that hold records in surprising ways. One ex-Avalanche player made the cut.

Stanley Cup champion defenceman and Hall of Famer Ray Bourque holds one NHL record most fans think would be held by a forward: most shots (6,206) in a career.

A suspension has been handed out for an elbow to the head.

Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been suspended for four games for elbowing Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker in the head.

A preview of the Colorado Avalanche - Minnesota Wild game - with a little gem.

The Wild signed free agent Brett Clark on Wednesday. The veteran defenseman, who previously spent six seasons in Colorado, blocked 199 shots with Tampa Bay in 2011-12 to rank second in the league.

He isn't expected to play Thursday but could suit up when Minnesota and Colorado square off Saturday at Pepsi Center.