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The Daily: Marco Kasper Shines; Senators, Pens Good Trading Partners?



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Marco Kasper played well for Austria at the Deutschland Cup over the weekend

Detroit Red Wings’ first-round draft Marco Kasper’s reputation as a quality center prospect continues to grow. Last weekend, many top NHL prospects competed in international tournaments and wrote that Kasper was among the most notable standouts.

Kasper centered Austra’s top line and played on its power play as Austria finished second at the Deutschland Cup behind host country Germany.

“The Deutschland Cup is one of the first men’s World Championship tuneups for the year, so having an 18-year-old like Kasper playing as big of a role as he did is notable,” Faceoff’s Steven Ellis wrote.

Playing for a struggling Rogle team in the Swedish Hockey League this season, Kasper boasts 10 points in 16 games. That ranks second among U-19 players in the SHL.

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Prospect goalie Sebastian Cossa is performing at a high level for the Toledo Walleye.

Nate Brown of Detroit Hockey Now writes about the rising or falling stock of the Red Wings top potential free agents.

Defenseman Simon Edvinsson is feeling better and practicing with the Grand Rapids Griffins. He has missed the past three games because of illness.

The Red Wings’ Next Game

Coach Derek Lalonde’s Detroit Red Wings  play the Anaheim Ducks tonight in the second game of their four-game road trip. Injured Tyler Bertuzzi returns to the lineup tonight.

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Florida: Sam Bennett is rediscovering his scoring touch at the right time for Panthers. Florida Panthers. 

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New York: Jean-Gabriel Pageau reminds everyone why he is valuable in the Islanders win against the Senators. New York Islanders. 

Philadelphia: Coach John Tortorella’s Flyers are trying to avoid the collapse the team experienced last season. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now writes that the Ottawa Senators and Penguins could be ideal trading partners. The Senators are looking for defensive help and the Penguins have defensemen to move. Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Vegas: Coach Bruce Cassidy doesn’t start the game with the Jack Eichel line. Instead, he starts the fourth line every game. Here’s the story explaining why they do that.  Vegas Golden Knights

Washington: The Capitals are shaking up their lines after an ugly loss to the Boston Bruins. Washington Capitals.