Morning Hits: Thornton, Clarkson, Gudbranson, Mayers, Haula, Drouin and the KHL

  • Joe Haggery: Bruins Shawn Thornton’s suspension decision will almost certainly be today.
  • Nick Kypreos: Maple Leafs David Clarkson will have a hearing at 9 am this morning.
  • George Richards: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said he would call Brendan Shanahan to try and Erik Gudbranson’s match penalty rescinded.
  • Minnesota Wild: The Wild recall Erik Haula and reassign Jason Zucker.
  • Bob McKenzie: Jonathan Drouin (concussion) was symptom free yesterday after riding a stationary bike. He could skate by Tuesday.
  • Igor Eronko: Four KHL teams are in financial trouble. Spartak lost a financial source and another team received loans from the league to pay their player salaries. Atlata and Traktor still owe their players part of their salaries.


  1. hotwings

    December 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I wish the KHL would expand into Poland. This would be great for Polish-Russian relations and hopefully would end up producing more Polish hockey players — a rare commodity.

  2. Dave the Jew

    December 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Great point hot wings. Not to mention that I own stock in the polish cabbage and pierogi markets