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Vokoun fine and will fly home with team

Steve Gorten

GM Randy Sexton spoke about goalie Tomas Vokoun’s status after the game.

Sexton said that he had just spoken with the physician who treated Vokoun at St. Joseph’s Hospital here in Atlanta and that Vokoun received stitches for his ear laceration — Sexton didn’t know how many. Vokoun underwent a CT scan and did some other tests to make sure there wasn’t any additional damage.

LEAFS SCRAP AT PRACTICE

The Toronto Maple Leafs had an eventful practice on Sunday, mixing in a small disagreement with some good news about Mike Komisarek.

Mikhail Grabovski and Francois Beauchemin were involved in a scuffle and had to be separated, reports AM640 in Toronto

double standard in the NHL?

Larry Brooks

It’s not that there’s a double standard when it comes to NHL supplementary discipline, it’s that there is no standard whatsoever. To wit: Georges Laraque sticks out his leg in a reflex reaction, injures Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall with a knee-on-knee, and receives a five-game suspension for an unintentional but reckless play. Curtis Glencross on the other hand, intentionally delivers a forearm to Chris Drury’s chin, thus concussing the Rangers center though he was nowhere near the puck, and receives a three-game suspension for his intentional and flagrant foul.

Oiler season may be over

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI

The injury to Oilers winger Ales Hemsky could be more serious than originally thought.

Habs' Markov skating, aims for January return

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.

Hard to see Hemsky hit

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.

Brian Burke had two deals cooking with the Chicago Blackhawks

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.

Goodbye Guy, hello Pouliot

PAT HICKEY

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.

Burke itching to trigger moves

STEVE SIMMONS

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.

Would the Ducks actually trade Bobby Ryan?

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.


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