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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.
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
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.
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.
The buzz around the Air Canada Centre Saturday night was not entirely centred on the Leafs snapping a five-game losing streak with a shootout win over Washington.
By MIKE ZEISBERGER
When Brian Burke celebrates his one-year milestone as Maple Leafs president exactly one week from today, he’d best be checking the candles on his anniversary cake.
Some disgruntled fan might have replaced them with sticks of TNT.
By Damien Cox
It is honourable and right for Brian Burke to stand by his coach, even more because he didn’t hire Ron Wilson to guide the Maple Leafs.
Center Marc Savard will soon sign a lengthy and lucrative contract extension that will keep him in Boston well into the next decade, according to a team source, but the club isn’t quite ready to let him return from his broken foot just yet.
Almost a quarter of the way through a very interesting seasons, I’m looking at the top five most surprising teams to date and the 5 most disappointing.
1) Colorado Avalanche – Did any one pick this team to finish out of the bottom 3 in the west? There goaltending has been great and the rookies have been playing fantastic.