Quick Hits: Cut resistant socks, Ryder, Scouting Avs-Sharks, Markstrom, McGrattan, Leafs blueline and Holtby

  • Michael Russo via twitter: Wild players are testing out the cut resistant socks in their last couple skates. Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu have tried them. Michael Rupp has been wearing them since Erik Karlsson’s injury.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Michael Ryder is in Columbus and is expected to join the Canadiens in Toronto today for tonight’s game.
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Scouting the Avalanche and Sharks game last night from the Eastern Conference were the Jets, Rangers and Bruins.
  • Terry Koshan via twitter: Don’t anticipate any changes to the Leafs blueline tomorrow night, John-Michael Liles and Mike Komisarek are the 4th pair.
  • Chuck Gormley via twitter: Capitals coach Adam Oates said he’s running with Braden Holtby but hasn’t decided if he’ll start tonight against the Flyers.