Morning Links: Day 51 of lockout

  • Darren Helm fractured his cheekbone when he was hit with a deflected puck at an informal practice and is waiting to see if he needs surgery. (mlive.com)

  • The Penguins’ Matt Cooke suffered a gash on his forehead when he was clipped by Sidney Crosby's stick blade during a drill. Pascal Dupuis tended to Cooke in the locker room before Cooke left to get medical treatment. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

  • Antti Miettinen is heading home to Finland after signing with HPK Hameenlinna of the Finnish Elite League. (Winnipeg Sun)

  • Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma discusses what he misses the most during the lockout. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

  • Daniel Alfredsson will play with other locked out players in Monday’s fundraiser at the Cornwall Civic Complex. (Ottawa Sun)

  • Jimmy Howard said one of the aspects of the Winter Classic that everyone was looking forward to was HBO’s 24/7 documentary. (mlive.com)

  • A Toronto couple that was having a Leafs themed wedding was surprised by an appearance by Carlton the Bear at the reception. (Toronto Star)