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Morning Flurries: Jared Cowen is gone and opening night is only a week away

NHL: Preseason-Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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Fans can breathe a sigh of relief now that Jared Cowen has been released from his PTO. The big defender got into a few preseason games but proved he just doesn’t have the talent to remain an NHL defender.

We’re down to our last preseason game - and guess what, it’s actually on TV!

In tonight’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights, we’re going to see a lineup that is awfully close to the one we’ll get on opening night. Unfortunately, one player that won’t be there is A.J. Greer who suffered a concussion in a game over the weekend and is out indefinitely.

Around the hockey world

You’ve might have already seen it, but if not, take a few minutes to watch this feature about Paul Kariya. For the first time, he sits down and discusses just how much head trauma he’s suffered over his NHL career.