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  • Nick Foligno could debut for Maple Leafs on Thursday "Nick Foligno said he hopes to debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, NHL.TV). The forward was a guest on the 13th episode of "The Chirp with Daren Millard" podcast, available now on and multiple iOS and..." April 19

  • Zach Hyman Out At Least Two Weeks With Sprained MCL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs don’t even have trade deadline acquisition Nick Foligno on the active roster yet, but the team is already glad that they added some forward depth. Head coach Sheldon Keefe has informed the media, including Sportsnet’s Chris..." April 19

  • William Nylander a potential scratch after being late for team meeting

    Sportsnet "Just days after getting William Nylander back from COVID Protocol, the Toronto Maple Leafs are thinking about sidelining the talented winger again. Nylander wore a grey extras sweater during Monday’s practice at Rogers Arena in Vancouver after reporting late..." April 19

  • Analyzing Gossip on Jack Eichel, Tony DeAngelo and More

    Bleacher Report "There's going to be plenty of excitement around the NHL over the next few weeks as the chase for a place in the Stanley Cup playoffs intensifies. Even though there will be a ton of action on the ice, it's not too early to start looking ahead to the upcoming offseason..." April 19

  • Can an NHL team with high-priced stars win in the playoffs?

    The Athletic "So it would appear the NHL will make some cap era history in this year’s playoffs. For the first time since the salary cap was instituted in 2005, a team carrying a player with a double digit cap hit is going to actually win a playoff round. In fact, a few teams might..." April 19

  • Canucks' Alex Edler to have hearing for kneeing Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler will have a hearing Monday after kneeing Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman during Sunday's contest, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced. Edler received a five-minute major and a game..." April 19

  • William Nylander gears up for Maple Leafs return: 'I was pretty nervous'

    Sportsnet "The return of William Nylander is imminent. After submitting nine consecutive negative COVID-19 tests over nine days in isolation, Nylander was given the green light to rejoin the Toronto Maple Leafsthis weekend for their trip to Vancouver. Provided the winger..." April 18

  • Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews, William Nylander to return vs. Canucks on Sunday

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs stars Auston Matthews and William Nylander will return to the lineup Sunday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Matthews missed Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets with a left hand/wrist injury, similar to the one that kept him..." April 18

  • NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as 2022-23 season

    Yardbarker "NHL jersey advertising could begin as early as the 2022-23 season, according to Mark J. Burns of the Sports Business Journal. However, nothing has been approved or finalized by the league's Board of Governors. Burns writes: "In recent weeks, NHL clubs have been..." April 18

  • Jets' Blake Wheeler cleared to play, could make return Thursday vs. Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets could be getting their captain back this week. Blake Wheeler, who has been dealing with a concussion, was fully cleared to play this weekend, but because of changes to the Jets schedule, the team is keeping him on the sidelines for Saturday's matchup..." April 17

  • 5 NHL Players Most Likely to Be Traded During the 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With the NHL's trade deadline having passed, the trade market is shuttered until the end of the regular season. Once the postseason begins, non-playoff clubs can make deals with each other, but most moves will take place once the playoffs end in July. Several notable players who..." April 17

  • NHL Rumors: Latest Buzz and Post-2021 Trade Deadline Talk

    Bleacher Report "The buildup to the NHL trade deadline is always an eventful time of year for the league's 31 teams. Even if a team doesn't complete any deals, that doesn't mean they didn't try to swing one or two, as there are always plenty of discussions being had. There..." April 17

  • Why 37 NHL goalies changed pads this year: Inside the high-stakes game of hockey equipment branding

    The Athletic "One season after winning the Vezina Trophy, Connor Hellebuyck did something unexpected for a goalie at the top of his game: He switched his pads. After using CCM-branded gear for the first five years of his NHL career, the Winnipeg Jets goalie is now wearing pads from True..." April 17

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2021 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "It has been several days since the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline and we’ve already seen Boston go 2-0 since adding Taylor Hall, while Anthony Mantha scored in each of his first two games with Washington. The deadline was quieter than usual with just 17 deals compared to the 31 we saw..." April 16

  • Zach Hyman fined $5K for high-sticking Neal Pionk

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs winger Zach Hyman has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Winnipeg Jets defenceman Neal Pionk. The incident occurred in the Maple Leafs' 5-2 loss to the Jets on Thursday night. " April 16

  • Where will NHL’s Canadian division winner play if it can’t host U.S.-based opponents in playoffs?

    The Athletic "A little update on a story I first reported on in early March regarding what happens with the Canadian division winner once we’re down to the NHL semifinals. As I wrote on March 5, the idea of the Toronto Maple Leafs, for example, playing past the second round of the..." April 16

  • NHL Not Opposed To Third-Party Salary Retention In Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Perhaps the story of the NHL Trade Deadline, since it certainly wasn’t the quantity of trades or the numerous star players on the move, was the advent of the third-party salary cap broker in trades. Three different deals were made at the deadline that included three teams, with the third..." April 16

  • Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews pulling away from the pack

    TSN "What happens when you put the league’s two biggest offensive gamebreakers in a restricted division ripe with poor defensive teams? We have found out this season. One of the perks of the North Division – the seven-team Canadian grouping brought forth by COVID-19 border..." April 16

  • Auston Matthews out for Maple Leafs against Jets with undisclosed injury "Auston Matthews will not be in the lineup for the Toronto Maple Leafs when they host the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; TSN4, TSN3, NHL.TV) because of an undisclosed injury. Matthews is day to day. He leads the NHL with 32 goals and is tied for fourth..." April 15

  • Maple Leafs' Nick Robertson cleared from COVID-19 Protocol list

    Sportsnet "Forward Nick Robertson has been cleared from the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol list and is available to re-join the Toronto Maple Leafs this morning, the team announced Thursday. " April 15

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Rodion Amirov

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the Maple Leafs have signed Rodion Amirov to a three-year ELC beginning next season. Amirov, 19, was drafted 15th overall by the Leafs in 2020. He has finished both his KHL season, and a subsequent return to the MHL (junior hockey) for a playoff round, and his KHL..." April 15

  • The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Deals That Didn’t Happen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline came and went with relatively little fanfare. Deadline day saw just 17 trades made (a new 8-year low) that involved only 26 players (a new 20-year low). The obvious downside to a quiet deadline is that it’s not very exciting to follow and..." April 15

  • Untold stories of Jason Spezza’s journey from junior phenom to beloved Maple Leafs veteran

    The Athletic "The Jason Spezza you may not know has some of the best fashion sense in hockey. The Jason Spezza you may not know goes all-in for Halloween and listens to Billie Eilish. The Jason Spezza you may not know tracks league news like an NHL insider and is so obsessive about his..." April 15

  • Trades That Should Have Happened at 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Just as quickly as it arrived, it's gone. The NHL's trade deadline came and went Monday afternoon with a flurry of deals—including one involving last fall's highest-profile free agent—that reshaped the rosters of the league's top contenders while..." April 14

  • Why did Nick Foligno cost more than Taylor Hall at the NHL trade deadline?

    The Athletic "No two teams in the NHL will value players in the same way. It’s part of what makes trading so frustratingly difficult as teams manage the balancing act of getting their player, but not overplaying their hand. From an outsider’s perspective, sometimes it leads to trades that look..." April 14

  • AHL's Toronto Marlies shut down for one week due to COVID-19 situation

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Marlies — AHL affiliate of the Maple Leafs — are being shut down for one week due to a COVID-19 situation, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. A release from the league stated all Marlies games through April 21 — a..." April 14

  • David Rittich joins first skate with Leafs

    TSN "David Rittich was on the ice Tuesday for his skate with the Maple Leafs after being acquired from the Calgary Flames on Sunday. Rittich could potentially start against his former team on Tuesday night with Jack Campbell having started in Monday's loss to the..." April 13

  • David Rittich makes Maple Leafs debut against Flames after trade "David Rittich is making his Maple Leafs debut against the Calgary Flames, his former team (TVAS2, SNO, SNW, NHL.TV). The goalie was traded to the Maple Leafs by the Flames on Sunday for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. "I had a conversation with Dave..." April 13

  • The Real Winners and Losers from the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The lead-in seemed endless. But once it arrived, the day was kind of a blur. The NHL's annual trade deadline came and went Monday with something between a bang and a whimper. There was the long-awaited move of last fall's highest-profile free agent as well as a..." April 13

  • Renting out cap space for NHL draft picks is a trend that’s here to stay

    The Athletic "The most stunning trade of trade deadline 2021, in many ways, has its roots in a deal that was consummated almost two years ago. When the Carolina Hurricanes agreed to absorb the final year of Patrick Marleau’s contract, carrying a $6.25 million AAV, in June 2019 and the Toronto..." April 13

  • CHL announces cancellation of 2021 Memorial Cup

    Sportsnet "The CHL announced Tuesday it has made the "very difficult decision" to cancel the 2021 Memorial Cup in association with the WHL, OHL and QMJHL.   " April 13

  • Is going all in at the NHL trade deadline worth it?

    Sound Of Hockey "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for NHL fans. If our team is in the thick of the playoff picture, we hope it makes huge trades and pushes all our collective chips into the center of the table with hopes of playing for the Stanley Cup. But is this the right approach? ..." April 13

  • Tony DeAngelo may be solution to other’s expansion problems

    Forever Blueshirts "The New York Rangers have been willing to let teams use their cap space to facilitate trades for awhile. Thus far they’ve had no takers as we’ve already had around a dozen deals coming into today’s NHL Trade Deadline. So far, many of the deals that required cap help..." April 13

  • Kyle Dubas goes deep at trade deadline in Leafs’ bid to win now

    TSN "Kyle Dubas isn’t leaving the Maple Leafs’ playoff hopes to chance.  In a busy 72 hours leading up to Monday’s NHL trade deadline, Toronto’s general manager added six players to the Leafs’ ranks, while only giving up Alexander Barabanov from the..." April 13

  • Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner’s awesome chemistry

    The Athletic "Because another trade could happen at any moment (right now even!), and we want to ensure that you can read this story all day in peace, the Monday Morning Leafs Report will be a (mostly) trade deadline-free zone this week. We’ll have plenty of coverage of what goes down for..." April 12

  • Nick Robertson likely to play vs. Habs

    TSN "Forward Nick Robertson is skating on a line with Perre Engvall and Wayne Simmons at the Leafs morning skate. He is expected to play his second NHL game and first since he get hurt on Jan. 16.  Coach Sheldon Keefe says newly-acquired goaltender David Rittich will be available to..." April 12

  • NHL trade deadline winners and losers

    The Athletic "You know what? That NHL trade deadline wasn’t nearly as bad as most of us figured it would be. In spite of COVID-19 outbreaks, a looming expansion draft and a flat salary cap the deadline exceeded almost all expectations for drama and the unexpected, including a blockbuster..." April 12

  • 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along all day as NHL GM's work the phone furiously to make a deal! ProSportsDaily has you covered as the deals flow in. April 12

  • Maple Leafs acquire defender Ben Hutton for a 5th round pick

    Pension Plan Puppets "Ben Hutton is a defenceman who has a cap hit of $950,000, and that will fit into the LTIR space if necessary to provide depth defence insurance against having to go deep down the depth chart to cover injuries. He played for years in Vancouver, has never been particularly good but..." April 12

  • Leafs trade Alexander Barabanov to Sharks in exchange for Antti Suomela

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Alexander Barabanov to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Antti Suomela. " April 12

  • Nick Foligno unlocks several lineup options for all-in Maple Leafs

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs are pushing in all of their chips. General manager Kyle Dubas paid a steep price to land Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno and exercised some serious creativity to entice Columbus into moving one of its longtime..." April 12

  • Maple Leafs add goaltending insurance, acquire David Rittich

    Maple Leafs Hot Stove "  A few weeks ago, GM Kyle Dubas was looking for some scoring and checking depth, a need further underscored by the loss of Travis Boyd and Jimmy Vesey to waivers. Alex Galchenyuk was brought into the NHL roster and has shown well as a secondary scorer; Dubas picked up Riley..." April 12

  • Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Nick Foligno "First reported by Frank Seravalli, the Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Nick Foligno from the Columbus Blue Jackets, along with Stefan Noesen from the San Jose Sharks, for a first round pick, along with two fourth round picks (all from Toronto). Columbus is retaining..." April 11

  • Nick Foligno Drawing Interest from Maple Leafs, Capitals, More

    Bleacher Report "It has been a disappointing season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, and they may be on the verge of trading their captain. According to Frank Seravalli of TSN Sports, the Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals are among the teams that could trade a..." April 11

  • Latest Buzz on Top Players and Teams Entering 2021 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 NFL trade deadline arrives at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, and after that, in-season deals will be done for the year. This means that while teams have a month to go before the playoffs—scheduled to begin May 11—those looking to make moves for postseason pushes will have..." April 11

  • Maple Leafs' Sheldon Keefe: No timeline for Frederik Andersen's injury

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe can't say when Frederik Andersen may be back in goal. "I think the easiest way to describe it is there's no timeline to the injury," Keefe said Saturday, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston...." April 10

  • Why Sheldon Keefe is high on Maple Leafs' trade for Riley Nash

    Sportsnet "If the newest Toronto Maple Leaf gets into the club’s playoff lineup, coach Sheldon Keefe expects Riley Nash to make a defensive impact. "What stands out to me is the way he played against us in the series against Columbus,” Keefe said Saturday morning,..." April 10

  • 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs start date to be determined by NHL "The start date for the Stanley Cup Playoffs is unknown after the end of the NHL regular season was extended to May 16 on Saturday. The extension was necessary to accommodate rescheduled games for the Vancouver Canucks, who had eight games postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak within the..." April 10

  • 4 buyers set up to make a NHL trade deadline splash

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. We're under 60 hours till deadline. LTIR you ready? 1. “It’s all on the table for us at this point,” Kyle Dubas declared during a Maple Leafs TV..." April 10

  • Alex Galchenyuk moves to Maple Leafs top line

    TSN "Forward William Nylander (COVID Protocol) and goaltender Frederik Andersen (lower-body injury) remain absent from practice.  Here are the Leafs' forward lines at practice: Galchenyuk - Matthews - Marner  Hyman - Tavares..." April 09