Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis take part in a minor hockey practice, Dustin Byfuglien hopes for a playoff run for the Jets, Scott Gomez denies he’s playing for the ECHL, concerns over Nazem Kadri’s weight, and Robin Lehner prepared to battle for starter’s job with Senators farm team.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks stars Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis surprised a Midget Triple-A team in North Vancouver by participating in an on-ice workout and answering questions afterward.

WINNIPEG SUN: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien hopes for a lengthy playoff run with the club when the NHL finally returns to action.

HOCKEY INSIDE/OUT: Montreal Canadiens center Scott Gomez denied reports he would be playing with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. He’s skated with them in

Gomez denies joining ECHL team.

practice but that’s the extent of his participation. Gomez played for the Aces during the 2004-05 lockout.

TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs prospect Nazem Kadri’s body fat drew the ire of Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins, who said Kadri will have to change his dietary habits.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That news of course made headlines throughout Leafs Nation, with visions of Kyle Wellwood dancing through the heads of concerned Leafs fans.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators prospect goalie Robin Lehner is prepared if necessary to battle Ben Bishop for the starting goalie job with the club’s farm team if Bishop signs an AHL contract and is assigned to Binghamton.

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