St. Louis Blues: Chris Pronger's re-emergence to his dominating form after serious knee and wrist surgeries last year has sparked talk of a contract extension. The Blues defenseman is due to be a restricted free agent in July.
Atlanta Thrashers: Thrashers GM Don Waddell said he expects injured star Dany Heatley to begin skating again before Christmas. And if all goes well, Heatley might be ready to play by the end of February.
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