Tuesday Morning Altitude Check: Nik Antropov may miss the start of the season with an upper-body injury

Rich Lam

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Winnipeg Jets-related news and notes.

Hey all! Here is our feature running Monday through Friday that will bring you up to date on what's going on in the media pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets and elsewhere in the NHL.

Here is what's in the news for Tuesday, January 15, 2013:

For those wondering, Nik Antropov has been held out of practice as he works his way back from an upper-body injury. [WFP]

It looks like the Winnipeg Jets are going to be charging fans $2.50 for printing their own tickets as the team's marketing has shifted away from traditional tickets to a season ticket card. Nothing says "thanks for hanging with us through a lockout" like charging people more money! Also, our friend Ryan Blight made a Twitter contribution to the story. [Winnipeg Sun]

Meet Claude Noel, the NHL's modern version of Yogi Berra. [WFP]

Mark Scheifele finds himself practicing on a line with Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn, but coach Noel says not to read into it too much. [Winnipeg Sun]

Meanwhile a line of Olli Jokinen, Evander Kane and Kyle Wellwood could do very special things this year. [Winnipeg Sun]

Though Craig Anderson has been named the Ottawa Senators starting goaltender, it's still uncertain who will get the start in Winnipeg on Saturday. Bring on Ben Bishop! [SB Nation]

The Edmonton Oilers have solved their defensive question mark by trading for Mark Fistric. Because stock-piling third pairing defensemen is always a good idea. [SB Nation]

St. Louis Game Time also posted a training camp picture gallery and totally put ours to shame. [SLGT]

So, as predicted by some, NHL Center Ice will not be offered for free but instead the low price of $49.99 or approximately $0.03 per game (1,440 games in total not counting blackouts). [Puck Daddy]

Finally, Sidney Crosby' was voted the NHL's top player by TSN, somehow placing ahead of Evgeny Malkin and Steven Stamkos despite playing a fraction of the games they have. [TSN]

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