Ehrhoff day-to-day … Vinny returns … Price for Nash for Leafs would be steep …Isles sign Grahame … Howard out Friday

  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was re-evaluated yesterday.

    “He’ll miss some time,” said Ruff, who declined to elaborate whether it was day-to-day or week-to-week. “It’ll be a period of time.”

  • Howard Berger via twitter: Given what the Blue Jackets wanted for Rick Nash at the trade deadline, it would cost the Leafs Jake Gardiner, Nazem Kadri and their 1st round pick in June.
  • Steve Conroy of hte Boston Herald: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is progressing well from his March 3rd, groin/abdomen strain.

    “I’m doing exercising, biking, all kinds of stuff. It’s looking really good. I’m just trying to get the strength back and be ready to go,” Rask said yesterday. “I think we’re shooting for (a return for the playoffs) and it’s looking good now.”

    “If everything goes well, I’ll go out there and maybe get some shots, not do much but just go by the feel,” Rask said. “You can’t rush these kind of injuries.”

  • Islanders Point Blank: The Islanders have signed John Grahame for the rest of the year to back up Al Montoya. Arthur Staple of Newsday: Evgeni Nabokov left Tuesday’s game and is listed day-to-day with a lower-body injury, it looks like he may not play another game this season.
  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings Jimmy Howard won’t be in the lineup on Friday. Howard missed his 4th straight game on Wednesday with a groin issue.

    “It’s Babs’ call and he’s the coach, he makes the decisions,” Howard said. “That (playing Friday) was the plan all along, but Coach has decided to go in a different direction, and as a player I have to respect that.

    “I hope he changes his mind, but I don’t think it’ll happen.”

  • Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens was recalled yesterday on a temporary basis and will be returned today. Jussi Rynnas will likely take his place. The Maple Leafs may have given Scrivens a day of NHL pay. He’s a big part of the Marlies AHL playoff run and they don’t want to disrupt that.


  1. hotwings

    March 29, 2012 at 8:56 am

    more and more.. im weary about the leafs grabbing nash… as a fan, i got no trust in their d core, and i think it was a mistake resigning liles and giving phaneuf so much responsibility.. add to that, schenn is having an off year, and gardiner, while amazing, is still young and making lots of defensive mistakes…

    we cant pay thru the ass to get nash.. and i dont think howson is gonna take a calgary flames type package, where they are getting our mediocre players who have struggled this year to boot..

    i pray to god that burke doesnt give up their first round pick this year… hopefully he can dump some players to teams that need to take on salary.. (lombardi, connolly, liles anyone?)…

    looking forward, the leafs need to get rid of francois allaire.. where else can the blame be put, for 2 decent prospects (reimer/monster) for having bad years…

    hopefully next year they dont screw around with kadri’s confidence… leave him, frattin, and ashton up… send lombardi or armstrong down for christs sakes…

  2. Wunschkind89

    March 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I’m looking forward to Kessel getting traded. Carolina is looking for a forward to play with Staal apparently..

  3. I_am_I

    March 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    @wings: I don’t think Howson will get close to what he is asking. Berger doesn’t have a clue. Franson a 2nd line winger and a middling pick or prospect. Nash is vastly overpaid overpaid for a 60-70 point winger. Plus he doesn’t play center.
    Kadri, Frattin need to earn their roster spots. Ashton is probably with the Marlies. What is with Toronto fans wanting to rush prospects into the NHL and then complaining that the Leafs don’t develops players properly?
    @Wunsch for Skinner and their first? Carolina may have to sweeten that.