NHL News: Mark Scheifele, Keith Yandle, Elias Pettersson, and the Toronto Maple Leafs


Maurice benches Scheifele

Scott Billeck: Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on benching ahead Mark Scheifele: “Now we have some issues we worth as a gaggle… now we have to stick to our core values.”

Scott Billeck: “Fairly the optics on Scheifele’s benching:

  • in opposition to the highest group within the division
  • on Hockey Night time in Canada
  • with the Jets down 3-1
  • in opposition to one of many centres in Matthews who Scheifele desires to be in the identical conversations as”
Ironman Yandle hits 915 video games

Florida Panthers: Defenseman Keith Yandle performed in his 915th consecutive recreation, shifting into second all-time.

Sportsnet: Chris Johnston mentioned although issues are progressing for Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson and wrist damage, it’s uncertain he’ll return to the lineup earlier than the tip of the common season.

“Pettersson has been making his manner again from a wrist damage and lately has resumed skating, however sadly it appears like time goes to expire on his bid to rejoin the group’s playoff push.”

Leafs gamers serving to out Marlies gamers

Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman reported final evening {that a} group of Toronto Maple Leafs gamers have pooled some cash collectively to assist out Toronto Marlies (AHL) gamers who’re solely receiving 48 % of their common wage.

The AHL league minimal wage is $51,000 earlier than the 52 pay minimize they’re taking this 12 months and earlier than taxes.

The Leafs had been hoping their gesture was stored quiet.

“I’ve to provide Spezz a variety of credit score on this one. He form of introduced it to the forefront from the management standpoint, and the management group thought it was actually vital. I feel we all know — society as a complete, however definitely in our recreation — how powerful a 12 months it’s for therefore many. So, inside the group, we wished to verify we attempt to care for our personal.”

Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe mentioned that he had solely heard “rumblings” of what the gamers had accomplished.






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