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Wingxtreme makeover

Speaking of mascots, when Winger takes the ice Saturday, he’ll sport a new look courtesy of Global Credit Union.

The Americans’ winged mascot has been getting in shape for the upcoming season, lifting weights and running stairs (there’s a no-fly zone in Toyota Center).

I got a behind-the-scenes look at Winger on Thursday — with his feathers on. He’s buff, he’s got a new (removable) helmet and a mischievous look on his face. Not quite a Marvel superhero, but then again, the Americans are far from being a damsel in distress.