Found January 29, 2012 on Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
The 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend is officially in the rear view mirror. Ottawa's ScotiaBank Place, by all accounts, was a terrific host for another successful NHL event. Team Chara defeated Team Alfredsson, 12-9, in today's All-Star Game. Rangers sniper Marian Gaborik took home MVP honors after scoring a hat trick and adding some flair to his first of two markers on teammate Henrik Lundqvist: All-Star Weekend or not, there was no shortage of news coming both out of Ottawa and around the league. Here's some quick links to get you caught up on all the news you may have missed if you, like most of the league, took some time away from the game the past few days: Crosby Watch alarms went off all over Pittsburgh on Saturday night as a spinal cord specialist in Utah discovered that the game's brightest star has "an abnormality in his C1 and C2 vertebrae." Speculation on when Crosby will attempt another comeback, but the prognosis suggests he ma...
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