NHL notes: Scrivens out, more Leaf cuts Monday – Wilson likes Turris
Goalie Ben Scrivens, who was spectacular in two outings in the pre-season, was sent down to the AHL Marlies on Sunday. Scrivens appeared in two pre-season games for the Maple Leafs in 2011 and posted two wins. He allowed one goal in 63 minutes for a 0.95 goals-against average. The Leafs had the day off. More cuts are expected Monday, but the Marlies needed Scrivens to begin their pre-season.
GRABOVSKI PROBABLE: Leaf rookie Matt Frattin filled in for Clarke MacArthur (suspension) on Saturday night and will probably skate with Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski in Thursday’s opener — if Grabovski is healthy. He removed himself from Saturday’s game after taking a shot to the foot. Coach Ron Wilson believes Grabovski will play and is hoping both Tyler Bozak and Tim Connolly will be ready as well.
WILSON LIKES TURRIS: Leaf coach Ron Wilson has joined Twitter. He’s @coachrw63, Leaf spokesman Pat Park confirms. Wilson’s first tweet: “Need hybrid icing rule change! Have seen too many horrific injuries!” He follows only a handful of people, but interestingly Phoenix Coyotes holdout Kyle Turris is one of them.