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Saturday's Coyotes Tracks - mean and gritty

The United States and Canada met for a meaningless exhibition game. It got testy. Details in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Did anybody tell these two teams that the actual tournament hasn’t even started yet?

Kesler ejected for boarding in USA, Canada exhibition (Video) - Yahoo Sports
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Marcus Kruger to miss 2nd World Cup warmup with upper-body injury - Second City Hockey
Another Hawk suffers a minor injury in World Cup warmups.

Panthers sign Adam Pardy and Justin Fontaine to PTOs - Litter Box Cats
Vets will try to earn a full-time gig at training camp.

Oilers sign Kris Versteeg to professional tryout contract - USA Today
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Darren Helm’s No-Trade Clause with the Red Wings is Weird - Winging It In Motown
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Stat Shot review: Vollman succeeds by turning analytics into sport - Pension Plan Puppets
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