Basaraba, Palm, weekend TV, Raymond, Goucher

Minnesota Duluth looks to be back at full strength as freshman winger Joe Basaraba has returned to practice after sitting out the past four games with an injury. Senior defenseman Trent Palm received high grades for play Saturday against Alaska Anchorage and is paired with Mike Montgomery at practice this week. Winger Cody Danberg is still a few weeks away from resuming skating following knee surgery.

Bemidji State home games are being televised on Lakeland Public Television and this weekend’s games are being picked up in Duluth by WDSE-TV. Here are the specifics:

Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. game will be broadcast over the air on 8.4 Duluth-Superior and on 31.4 on the Iron Range, also known as the Minnesota Channel (Found on cable on Charter Duluth-Superior 396, Charter Wisconsin 974 Mediacom, Cloquet and  Iron Range 102.) Saturday night’s 7 p.m. game will be broadcast on PBS North 8.1 and 31.1, and 8.4 and 31.4. PBS North is found on cable on Charter Duluth-Superior 12/782, Charter Wisconsin 8/971, Mediacom Cloquet 11/101, Mediacom Range 8/101, DirecTV 8/916, Dish Network 7580, Orr Translator 59, and Grand Marais Translator 67.

Bemidji State will be hosting just the second men’s series in the new Sanford Center. The Beavers have played just two games all season — a pair of 5-2 home losses to North Dakota two weeks ago. Bemidji State has some pregame notes on its website here.

Need any more rankings? There are at least three polls or power rankings in Division I and the College Hockey Blog weighs in with another here.

Winger Mason Raymond scored the overtime winner Tuesday night as Vancovuer defeated Colorado4-3 in Vancouver. The Canucks have video here and the Vancouver Sun has a story here.

It has been a little over a month since Kara Goucher gave birth to son, Colt, on Sept. 25. She’s tending to her boy and back to doing some running in Portland, Ore., under the watch of coach Alberto Salazar. She has a blog update here.