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Thursday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets vs. Carolina Hurricanes gameday links

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, April 18, 2013:

Jets vs. Hurricanes notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. []

For comprehensive news and notes on the Hurricanes, check out our pals at Canes Country. [Canes Country]

So long, Chateau Bow Wow, Alexander Burmistrov is moving up in the world. [Winnipeg Free Press]

Zach Redmond has been assigned to the St. John's IceCaps for conditioning. We wish him the best of luck in his return. [Winnipeg Sun]

Claude Noel considers his trio of Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler one of the NHL's best units: "You've really got to tip your hat to them, the three of them, they've done a good job at becoming a top line in the National Hockey League. Whereas before, even last year, you're like, 'Are they or aren't they or what are they?' Well, it's pretty hard to argue right now. They've certainly matured there." [Winnipeg Free Press]

The True North Foundation continues to raise money for charitable causes, which is pretty awesome. [Winnipeg Sun]

Our pals at Jets Nation take a look at the player usage of Winnipeg's defencemen. [Jets Nation]

Around the NHL:

Recapping Wednesday night's action from around the NHL. [SB Nation]

Ryan White has been suspended five games for his hit Monday on Kent Huskins. [Eyes on the Prize]

If you want to do a bit of good today, make sure it's to help save the Cleland Ice Rink on Fort Bragg. [Hockey Wilderness]

Don't look now but the Columbus Blue Jackets are eighth in the West! [The Cannon]

Complete coverage of the Boston Bruins first game since the Boston Marathon bombings. [Puck Daddy]

Edmonton Oilers' President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe sort of apologizes to his "non paying customers". (VIDEO) []

Although he's feeling good, there is no timetable for Sidney Crosby's return to the Pittsburgh Penguins line-up. [CBC]

Finally, Ellen Etchingham looks at the history of Anatoli Tarasov. [Backhand Shelf]