Tuesday Chum Bucket: Bracken Kearns recalled from Worcester

Your daily assortment of links to news and analysis from around the hockey world.

  • Bracken Kearns, he of 13 goals in 50 games for Worcester this season, has been recalled in light of injuries to Martin Havlat and Tommy Wingels. Kearns will likely play tonight in Vancouver, potentially on a line with Logan Couture and Joe Thornton in the spot vacated by Havlat. [Working the Corners]
  • To make room for Kearns, Wingels was officially placed on IR. [CSN Bay Area]
  • A heartbreaking story about former Shark Dominic Moore's wife Katie, who passed away in January after a fight with liver cancer. [The Globe & Mail]
  • Can we cool down Todd McLellan's hot seat now? [Great White and Teal]
  • Ryan Kesler's broken right foot will keep him out of tonight's game (and most of the Canucks' subsequent ones) against the Sharks. [Pass It To Bulis]
  • Also from Vancouver: Keith Ballard is back in Alain Vigneault's doghouse, and it's like he never left. [Canucks Army]
  • The Sharks moved up 9 spots in ESPN's power rankings this week, who included this tidbit while ranking San Jose 11th: "Here's a mystery: The Sharks have only three wins in their past 13 games but still somehow have managed to slide into fourth place in the Western Conference." I know January was a while ago but is it really a mystery that the team won their first seven games? [ESPN]
  • A defense of intangibles from an unlikely source. [Backhand Shelf]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are potentially interested in Jack Johnson. If he can pull this off, Jarmo Kekäläinen's face should be on our money. [Puck Daddy]