Yesterday Toronto Maple Leafs fans were treated to some good news!

Mike Babcock has said that Travis Dermott will be playing tonight against the Washington Capitals, and hopefully his return gives the Maple Leafs the jump they need to get out fast and get a solid win over the Capitals.

As for the other injured Leafs, Zach Hyman (knee) and John Tavares (finger) still don’t have timelines to return. Their return would also give the Leafs a boost, but eventually they’ll be back.

Travis Dermott is cleared to return to the lineup

In other news....

Katya looked at what could be ailing the Leafs:

Slicing open the Maple Leafs with Occam’s Razor

Mike Babcock discussed the Leafs emotional play, or lack thereof:

Mike Babcock on the team's perceived lack of edge/emotion: "I don't think there is any issue that way" | Maple Leafs Hotstove

Fans of lesser NHL teams are still obsessing over the Leafs:

Habs Eyes on the Prize writes that yearly Jonathan Drouin article...

Is this Jonathan Drouin’s breakout year?

Evgeni Malkin was almost ready to play in the ice when off ice problems surfaced...

Evgeni Malkin downplays role in a crypto-currency company

Brendan Perlini moves on to this third NHL team:

Blackhawks trade Brendan Perlini to Red Wings for prospect Alec Regula

Vladimir Tarasenko is out for almost the entire regular season:

3 Blues players who can step up and help fill Vladimir Tarasenko’s void

Finally, maybe it’s not the Leafs; maybe every fanbase is freaking out about this season:

What If It’s Not the System?
What’s wrong with the Sharks?
Ten Game Report: A mediocre start to the long trudge of the regular season

Have a good day everyone!