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CHEAP SEATS: The Nashville Predators' $10 tickets on game day are proving so popular that team officials are changing how those tickets get sold on Saturdays.

Predators President Sean Henry said yesterday they made the switch for the convenience of fans after seeing some camp out overnight. Henry says the switch gives everyone who comes down a chance at the toughest ticket in town.

The team will start tomorrow handing out raffle tickets 30 minutes before the box office opens to those 12 and older in line for the 100 $10 tickets to that night's game with the first 25 fans chosen getting the chance to buy up to four tickets each.

Tickets to Predators' games can range from $26 to $378.

DEVIL CLOTTING: New Jersey Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder is going to be sidelined six to eight weeks because of a blood clot in his left leg.

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello released a statement during last night's game against the Boston Bruins, saying: "Henrik Tallinder has been diagnosed with acute thrombophlebitis of the lower left leg and will be out six to eight weeks."

HEAD CASE: Peter Mueller was in the spotlight and at long last the glare didn't make his head hurt.

The Colorado Avalanche forward scored twice in a 4-3 overtime win over Florida, his first goals since returning last week from concussion symptoms that have plagued him for nearly two years.

These days, Mueller wears bigger shoulder pads along with a custom-fitted helmet that loops around his ears to better cushion his head and neck. He also dons a tinted visor that cuts down on the glare from the arena lights, which at one point really affected him.

Not as much anymore as he's starting to feel like himself again.

Mueller certainly showed flashes of his offensive flair with two nifty scores and an assist.

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