Morning Links: Day 75 of lockout

  • Wild goaltender Josh Harding, 28, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but made it clear this will not end his career. (Star Tribune)

  • Trevor Linden, who served as NHLPA player president during the previous lockout, did not have any comment about the status of the current lockout: “I hate what is happening to the game, just like every fan does. But I’m just a fan now; I can’t offer any insights. ... But nothing I can say is going to help the sides reach an agreement. It isn’t my fight any more.” (Vancouver Sun)

  • The Jets and the NHL denied a report out of Boston that said Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs reprimanded a Winnipeg representative at a recent Board of Governors meeting. (Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Daniel Alfredsson said he hasn’t looked into playing in Europe yet, but will start looking into it in a couple of weeks. He added that insurance “is not an issue at all,” and the decision would be about making memories with his family. (Ottawa Sun)

  • P.K. Subban said he is better off being around his family and working on non-hockey life than playing in Europe and not having a Canadiens contract made it easier for him to stay home. (Montreal Gazette)

  • Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson was suspended by the Panthers after suffering a dislocated shoulder while wakeboarding with friends. (Sun Sentinel)

  • It is estimated that the Operation Hat Trick charity game organized by Scott Hartnell and Brad Richards raised more than $500,000. Richards also said "there's hope" that there will be another game. (NJ.com)

  • Red Wings goalies Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson find it difficult to stay sharp while just practicing with a small group of players in Michigan. (mlive.com)

  • Mathieu Darche is working to prepare for whenever the NHL season begins, but he realizes that his career might be over. (Montreal Gazette)