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News of the Colorado Avalanche - Links from around the NHL - April 10th, 2013

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Where's the D at?!
Where's the D at?!
USA TODAY Sports has a ten question quiz to see how well you know the NHL Captains. How well did you do?!

In honour of the Order of Hockey in Canada award presented Monday to Mark Messier, the only player to ever captain two NHL clubs to a Stanley Cup win, we take a deeper look at players currently wearing the "C" for their teams.

Marc Staal says he should have been wearing a visor. This may seem obvious, but players coming out and making these statements can have an impact on other players.

If he had to do it all over again, Marc Staal would have been wearing a visor.

On March 5, a shot by Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Kimmo Timonen crashed into Staal’s right eye. And while he was fortunate to escape a career-threatening injury, the New York Rangers defenceman suffered facial fractures and still does not know when he can play again.

“It was the first thing that went through my mind when I hit the ice,” Staal said Tuesday, in his first public statements since the injury. “I should have been wearing a visor. But hindsight is 20/20.”

Dany Heatley is out for the rest of the season.

Minnesota Wild right winger Dany Heatley will miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs following surgery on his left shoulder.