NHL Morning Links - Dec. 16 

December, 16, 2013
12/16/13
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The injuries are piling up for the Detroit Red Wings, and the latest involved forward Justin Abdelkader, who sat out Sunday’s loss to the Lightning after being hit in the head Saturday against Pittsburgh. Tomas Jurco, the leading scorer for Grand Rapids of the AHL, was promoted Sunday and played 16 minutes, 45 seconds on 21 shifts with one shot on net. Jurco was a second-round pick in 2011 and impressed coach Mike Babcock with some solid play in training camp.

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