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Tuesday's Coyotes Tracks - Lee Gets Promoted

The big hockey news today is that a lower body injury to Chad Johnson has led to the Portland Pirates calling up Mike Lee of the Gwinnett Gladiators. Lee is having a terrific season in the ECHL, so the call-up, while temporary, is well deserved. Other links include a look at the Coyotes' Canadian Hockey League prospects, a suspension for the Sundogs, and a satirical take on the upcoming players-owners meeting.

Justin K. Aller

Coyotes News

12-12-03 Matt McConnell.mp3 - Siruis/AM Home Ice
Radio interview with Coyotes TV play by play man Matt McConnell.

Phoenix Coyotes CHL prospect pool low in numbers, high in potential - Hockey's Future
Also, high on the IR list.

U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster: Rapid Reaction - The United States of Hockey
The USA WJC training camp roster was released this morning. NO surprise, Coyotes draftee Connor Murphy made the list.

Lockout News

Letters To NHL Owners -
A bunch of the NHL blogs on the network wrote letters to their team's owners.

Why I can't quit the NHL - Stanley Cup of Chowder
One blogger says no matter what she'll still shell out cash to watch the NHL.

Opinions differ as fresh voices enter NHL fray - CBC Sports
Shocker! No one is happy.

Daly denies report about imminent end of lockout | ProHockeyTalk
This rumor took off on Twitter last night. It is nowhere close to being true.

Pirates News

Lee Called Up to Portland - Official Website - Gwinnett Gladiators
Mike Lee is getting rewarded for his fantastic play in Gwinnett with a call-up to the AHL.

Keeping an eye on the farm | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
One plus of the lockout is the Coyotes staff gets to work more with the team's prospects.

Sundogs News

Hockey: CHL suspends Rush's Sawyer - Rapid City Journal
Arizona Sundogs forward Kyle Hood is also getting suspended for four games.

News From Around the Hockey World

Sunbelt Hockey Journal – ASU Hockey Establishes Supremacy with Historic Victory Over NCAA’s Penn State
Ed's take on the weekend that was for ASU hockey.

Galchenyuk, Jones highlight U.S. World Junior camp roster | ProHockeyTalk
Also making the list is the Coyotes' prospect Connor Murphy.

Report: 'Frozen Fenway' planned again in 2014 - - News
Outdoor college hockey is set to make a return in Boston.

The Final Howl

Down Goes Brown: The NHLPA's advance scouting report on today's session with NHL owners