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Monday's Coyotes Tracks - Shane Doan remains home

Doan stays in Arizona to nurse his illness and one hockey fan has a very interesting metaphor for fighting in the NHL.

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Coyotes News

Phoenix Coyotes’ Shane Doan stays home to ‘get a little more rest’ -
The Coyotes are set to begin a four-game tour of eastern Canada and Buffalo with Shane Doan’s seat on their airplane vacant.

Doan, like The Terminator, says, ‘I’ll be back’ | ProHockeyTalk
He's been out with an unspecified illness.

Gladiators News

Turnover crucial in Gladiators' loss to Orlando | Gwinnett Daily Post
Coming off a big win over league-leading South Carolina, the Gwinnett Gladiators didn’t not have the same concerted effort against Orlando.

News From Around the Hockey World

Sunday Long Read: Melissa Samoskevich honors hometown Sandy Hook victims -
Melissa Samoskevich is one of the best teenage female hockey players in the world, but her life changed the day 26 people were killed in Sandy Hook.

2014 WJC: U.S. National Junior Team Preliminary Roster at a Glance | The United States of Hockey
With the U.S. National Junior Team's training camp opening today in Minneapolis, Minn., Chris Peters decided to put together a quick reference guide on all 29 invitees.

Connor McDavid hype continuing to grow at Canada's World Junior Championship camp -
It appears 16-year-old Connor McDavid will stay with Canada's junior national team, despite initial thoughts that his youth might hold him back.

Milan Lucic in altercation at Vancouver bar, asks ‘do you know who I am?’ (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Well do ya?

Deryk Engelland to be suspended for hit on Justin Abdelkader - PensBurgh

The Penguins Deryk Engelland is staring down the barrel of a lengthy suspension, as he'll have an in-person discipline hearing in New York on Wednesday to determine his punishment for his head-shot hit on Detroit's Justin Abdelkader.

After a second scare in nine games, should we be worried about George Parros? - Eyes On The Prize
After his fight with Eric Boulton in Saturday's game against the Islanders, Parros was clearly hurt and needed help getting to the penalty box. Should we be worried about his health?

Antony Peluso suspended three games - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets will be without the services of their gritty fourth line winger for the next three games after the NHL has suspended him for three games.

Capitals vs. Flyers Recap: Miserable Matinee Turns Marvelous - Japers' Rink
Continuing their penchant for late-game dramatics (and for stealing standings points), the Capitals complete an unlikely comeback in the shootout

Avs’ Tanguay (hip) slowly improving | ProHockeyTalk
His initial prognosis was rather dire.

Halischuk out indefinitely after broken arm surgery | ProHockeyTalk
He was hurt against Dallas on Saturday.

Kings @ Hawks Recap: LA Crashes Back Down to Earth in 3-1 Loss - Jewels From The Crown
LA loses the somewhat-anticipated rematch of the 2013 Western Conference Finals 3-1. And it could have been much worse. Actually, it should have been much worse.

Rangers Vs. Flames Recap: Rangers Top Flames In A Shootout; Snap Losing Streak At Four - Blueshirt Banter
The New York Rangers snapped their four game losing streak tonight and defeated the Calgary Flames 4-3 in the shootout.

Ducks Top Oilers with Late Game Winner from Penner - Anaheim Calling
It wasn't a great start, but Teemu got the monkey off his back and Dustin Penner haunted his old team with a game winning goal in the final minutes.

The Final Howl

The Vent: Shawn Thornton edition | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"This is why fighting is required. Violence is like sex, in that the foreplay of cross checking, slashing and trash talking must eventually lead to the coitus of fighting that would satiate both parties for the night."