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More Rumors from Lebrun

LeBrun: I heard from sources on other teams Monday that Gauthier was phoning around looking for help on defense. The thing is, he’s not alone. Tampa and the New York Rangers are among the other teams also looking for blue-line help. It just so happens that Cody Franson is available in Toronto, although I’m not sure whether any of those three teams has interest in him.

Columbus bringing back Ken Hitch*****??

Plenty of rumours that Columbus ownership is considering forcing a change behind the bench — bringing back Ken Hitch*****. The team is paying him $1.3 million on a deal ending after this season.

What will Connolly's debut mean for Leafs?

Now that there is a “when” for Tim Connolly’s debut as a Maple Leaf, the team must prepare to answer the follow-up questions that go with the news.

It is expected the team’s big free-agent acquisition will be in the lineup here on Thursday when the Leafs face the Rangers.

With Tyler Bozak also due back after missing two games with a foot injury, Leafs brass can spend part of their two off days in Manhattan determining how to re-configure the roster.

Pierre LeBrun mentions that the Leafs are listening to offers for Cody Franson

Pierre Lebrun wrote today that Cody Franson is available and that the Leafs are listening to offers.

https://twitter.com/#%21/Real_ESPNLeBrun/statuses/128911034529480704

Montreal looking for a d-man?

LeBrun: I heard from sources on other teams Monday that Gauthier was phoning around looking for help on defense. The thing is, he’s not alone. Tampa and the New York Rangers are among the other teams also looking for blue-line help. It just so happens that Cody Franson is available in Toronto, although I’m not sure whether any of those three teams has interest in him.