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The injury to Oilers winger Ales Hemsky could be more serious than originally thought.
By Dave Stubbs
Andrei Markov, sidelined with a sliced tendon in his left foot since Game 1 this season, skated briefly at the Bell Sports Complex Thursday morning, for roughly 10 minutes. The Canadiens’ all-star defenceman turned a few laps earlier this week, too, but playfully wouldn’t say where.
By DEREK VAN DIEST, SUN MEDIA
It’s never good to witness a teammate get drilled from behind.
It’s even worse when that teammate happens to be one of your best offensive players.
General manager Brian Burke had two deals cooking with the Chicago Blackhawks on the weekend, but they were believed to focus on defenceman Brent Sopel and were dead by Sunday. Burke has found the trading market to be a difficult one.
The Canadiens traded one problem child for another yesterday, sending Guillaume Latendresse and his unfulfilled potential to the Minnesota Wild for Benoit Pouliot, who arrives in Montreal with even more unfulfilled potential.
Brian Burke has the go-ahead to send any Leafs player to the minors — essentially burying National Hockey League contracts — without clearing it with his bosses or the board of directors of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd.
And that could happen as soon as this week.
By Greg Wyshynski
The news over the weekend that the Anaheim Ducks and winger Bobby Ryan(notes) have put their contract talks on hold was naturally going to lead to speculation that he’ll be on next summer’s Brian Burke free-agent buffet, and the Toronto Star didn’t disappoint.
Marian Hossa was discussing the difference in the maturity level between the Blackhawks and his former team, the Red Wings, when fellow winger Dustin Byfuglien sidled up next to reporters as if to join in on the questioning.
By Pat Hickey, The Gazette
The Canadiens traded one problem child for another on Monday, sending Guillaume Latendresse and his unfulfilled potential to the Minnesota Wild for Benoit Pouliot, who arrives in Montreal with even more unfulfilled potential.
Hawks are hovering
Cap-strapped club may find itself revisiting trade talks with Leafs
LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA
Saturday’s win over Washington — and even another tonight against the New York Islanders — won’t likely be enough to alter the course of change with the Maple Leafs.