Jan 30, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche girls clear the ice in a third period break against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ and NHL Links - 2/7/14

Cannonballs is a daily series where we will gather up links to other interesting stories from the Columbus Blue Jackets blogosphere, as well as general NHL and hockey news. While we strive to bring you the best coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets here at the Union and Blue, there are several other CBJ blogs that do a great job as well. So with that, here is today’s edition of Union and Blue Cannonballs!

September 18, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik (10) is congratulated by teammate Kerby Rychel (52) after his first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets lose in overtime to the LA Kings For those of us who didn’t stay up to watch, you can read the post game summaries here! [ Union and Blue ] [ Dark Blue Jacket ] [ The Cannon ]

Marian Gaborik will miss 2014 Olympic Games due to injury He was not medically cleared to travel to Sochi to compete for Slovakia [ BlueJackets.com ]

Vet Derek MacKenzie in the Playoff Push His recent scoring streak may not be sustainable, but he is still an important asset to the team [ The Hockey Writers ]

Fansided

Pens acquire Spencer Machacek from Columbus Blue Jackets Machacek, a prospect playing for the Springfield Falcons in the AHL, was traded for Paul Thompson [ Pens Labyrinth ]

Jan 10, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin (33) during the warm up against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Hockey Guide to Sochi 2014 The writers at Eye on Isles present this handy guide for watching Olympic hockey! [ Eye on Isles ]

NHL

Arizona Coyotes face trademark battle with opportunistic weirdo and his “master plan” He registered the name and expects money to allow the Coyotes to use it. Um… [ Puck Daddy ]

Henrik Sedin won’t play in Olympics He has played 2 games since coming back from injury, but still won’t travel to Sochi. [ ESPN ]

Preds, U.S. Olympic GM David Poile hit by stray puck He is currently in the hospital with a fractured orbital bone [ NBC Sports ]

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