Good Morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!
Are we feeling better after Monday’s loss? I’m not but that’s because my struggles with my basement continue. I fixed the pipe that broke during the game, but now I get to remove all of the flooring down there!
Never buy a house, kids.
We have a little bit of news for you then we get on with our day, sound good?
First up is we figured out what happened to Rasmus Sandin:
As per team PR from Sunday’s post game release Rasmus Sandin sustained an elbow sprain at the WJC. No timeline was given.— Todd Crocker (@HockeyCrock) January 8, 2019
Before this news came out Katya looked at his options for the remainder of this season, but now it appears that he’s out of action for a month or so. He’ll probably just stick with the Marlies.
Updated with injury news: decisions loom for Rasmus Sandin and the Maple Leafs
That’s a blow to everyone who wanted him back; like the Soo Greyhounds who are caught up in the middle of the OHL trade deadline without a new acquisition. We’ve seen Leafs prospect Fedor Gordeev switch teams ahead of tomorrow’s deadline, but will anyone else? Well, earlier in the game the Storm play by play man tweeted this:
Waiting for confirmation on a major trade!— Larry Mellott (@stormradioguy) January 8, 2019
Then this came out of Owen Sound..
Source- NO @AttackOHL Deal. 2nd Source- pending @AttackOHL deal today kiboshed w players en route. @AttackOHL GM Dale DeGray #incommunicado. Possible that speculated deal today or OTHER potential transaction opportunities are being/will be explored between now & noon Thur for OA. pic.twitter.com/h2C6nC6KfB— Fred Wallace (@BayshoreFred) January 8, 2019
If you like rumours, and Maple Leafs prospects, and live near Guelph, then gt ready for a pair of Leafs prospects patrolling the blue line if they can work out their issues. After failing with Sudbury, the Soo, and Niagara, Sean Durzi may be on the move to Guelph if the rumours hold true.
Finally, Trevor Moore and Kasimir Kaskisuo were sent down to the Marlies again.
.@SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have loaned forward Trevor Moore and goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo to the @TorontoMarlies (AHL).#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/UNTTU1EV7O— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) January 8, 2019
After no games for two days, the pair can practice with the Marlies, and maybe play tonight, saving the Leafs some cap money. If needed, they can return to the Leafs on Thursday.
Speaking of the Marlies, here’s that weekend recap you wanted!
Marlies lose to Checkers, but pick up two wins in three game weekend
And Kyle Dubas is in Russia!
Updated with some insider input: Kyle Dubas is watching hockey in Russia
Here’s some more news for you.
I didn’t even know this game was going on....
The Flyers’ 2019 Stadium Series jersey may have been leaked
Josh Ho-Sang Returned to Bridgeport as Filppula Comes Off IR
That’s right, wear him out before the playoffs.
Andrei Vasilevskiy selected to replace Carey Price at NHL All-Star Game
Enjoy your day, everyone!