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Author: Joe DeClara

How The Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen Are Doing

TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 05: Toronto Maple Leafs Defenceman Morgan Rielly (44) is chased by Anaheim Ducks Winger Rickard Rakell (67) during the regular season NHL game between the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs on February5, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Everyone knows how Auston Matthews, John Tavares, and company are doing. It’s hard to avoid if you’re a hockey fan. So let’s take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen and see how they’re fairing so far this season. Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen So Far This...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Frederik Andersen Day To Day With Knee Injury

TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 10: Frederik Andersen #31 of the Toronto Maple Leafs waits for play to resume against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on February 10, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 6-3. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Frederik Andersen Toronto Maple Leafs Frederik Andersen is sidelined day-to-day with a knee injury. The club announced the goaltender’s status this afternoon. The @MapleLeafs announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Eamon McAdam from the @NLGrowlers (ECHL) on an emergency basis. Frederik Andersen...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Kasperi Kapanen Is Not William Nylander

OTTAWA, ON – SEPTEMBER 18: Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) sets up for the faceoff during third period National Hockey League preseason action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators on September 18, 2017, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) There’s been a lot of talk of late that Toronto Maple Leafs Kasperi Kapanen is making William Nylander expendable. Don’t believe the hype. While Kapanen has done a commendable job replacing Nylander on the top line, he’s not the equivalent player and the Maple...

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No Toronto Maple Leafs Surprises So Far

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 07: John Tavares #91 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is congratulated by teammates after scoring his third goal of the game against the Chicago Blackhawks during the regular season opening home game at the United Center on October 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Maple Leafs defeated the Blackhawks 7-6 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) There have been no Toronto Maple Leafs surprises early in the season. The team is doing what just about everyone expected of them. From MVP performances to bottom of the barrel defensive woes, the Maple Leafs have shown...

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Columbus Blue Jackets Put Brandon Dubinsky on IR

NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 7: Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on April 7, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra /NHL/ Getty Images) The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that center Brandon Dubinsky was put on injured reserve on Monday. He will likely be sidelined for four to six weeks with a strained oblique muscle. INJURY UPDATE: C Brandon Dubinsky (strained oblique) placed on IR – expected to miss 4-6 weeks. #CBJ Release: — Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) October 8, 2018 Dubinsky left practice on...

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Anaheim Ducks Ondrej Kase Out With Concussion

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 18: Ondrej Kase #25 of the Anaheim Ducks skates up ice with control of the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 18, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Anaheim Ducks announced that winger Ondrej Kase is sidelined indefinitely with a concussion on Tuesday. INJURY UPDATES Brian Gibbons sustained a bone bruise while blocking a shot in preseason, but he’s cleared to play. Ondrej Kase suffered...

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Must-See Early Season Toronto Maple Leafs Games

TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 25: Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates scoring a goal during the third period in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on February 25, 2017, at the Air Canada in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The Montreal Canadiens won 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Nick Turchiaro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) There are many must-see Toronto Maple Leafs games this year. The team is stacked with offence. Most games will be must-see for goal lovers. At the very least, the Maple Leafs will be entertaining from start to finish this season. And this year’s schedule is full...

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Chicago Blackhawks Sign Brandon Davidson

OTTAWA, ON – SEPTEMBER 21: Chicago Blackhawks Brandon Davidson (22) stickhandles the puck during the first period of the NHL preseason game between the Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhawks on Sept. 21, 2018 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks signed free agent defenseman Brandon Davidson to a one-year contract worth $650,000. He was attending training camp on a PTO. Davidson became an unrestricted free agent when he did not receive a qualifying offer from the New York Islanders. Chicago #Blackhawks sign D Brandon Davidson, who as invited to camp...

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Ottawa Senators Waive Zack Smith

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Ottawa Senators Waive Zack Smith OTTAWA, ON – FEBRUARY 08: Ottawa Senators Left Wing Zack Smith (15) celebrates a goal during first period National Hockey League action between the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators on February 8, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) As NHL training camp cuts come down, there is a daily parade of players on the waiver wire at noon each day. Since Friday, when waivers opened, the names have been expected. However, there was a...

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