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Thursday Morning Altitude Check: All the lockout coverage

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

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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 Thursday, December 6, 2012:

Uh-oh! According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Alexander Burmistrov is in Winnipeg this week getting an upper-body injury checked out: "The extent of the injury is not known, but an IceCaps spokesman said Tuesday night that with a four-day break in the schedule before the club returns to the ice again Friday night in St. John's against Springfield, the team opted to have Burmistrov checked out by the Jets medical staff." [WFP]

A December return for the NHL would be like, the greatest present ever. [Winnipeg Sun]

Winnipeg Jets' prospect Yasin Cisse has decided to leave the University of Boston hockey program... [USCHO]

... and has now joined the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada. [RDS, FR]

Meet the NHL Podium, in all its glory. [SB Nation]

More promising NHL lockout coverage. [Puck Daddy]

Twenty years ago yesterday, Down Went Brown. [Backhand Shelf]

Finally, the NHL.com staff are professional trolls. [SB Nation]