Injuries, roster shuffles, and what that means for your weekend

Michael Hutchinson has cleared waivers. As for what that means for your weekend, I’m assuming not a whole lot. As for the injury updates, that might have a bit more impact on how you are feeling heading into the next few days.

Bogosian on waivers, as previously reported. Hutchinson clears
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 14, 2020
There’s not a whole lot to add to this one. Hutchinson is a perfectly fine AHL goaltender, and emergency call up. I hope he does well for the Marlies, who will now likely move Woll down to the Growlers to keep him playing as much as possible.

Morgan Rielly should be able to bear weight on broken foot in a “week or so.” Still looking at end of March for a return, per Keefe.
— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) February 14, 2020
An end of March return is somewhat later than what the earliest timeline suggested which was February 27th, but it seemed that a later timeline was the direction this was heading. That really makes it possible that the Leafs could use Rielly as cap relief and add some salary at the trade deadline, so there’s as much silver …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Say “Hi, man” to Hyman

Hyman cleared, returns tomorrow #Leafs
— Terry Koshan (@koshtorontosun) November 12, 2019
The moment of Hyman’s return is somewhat bittersweet. We’ve been looking forward to this moment all season, and recently felt that this was going to be the date that the Leafs roster was made whole again, but now here we are living in a world of Mitch Marner having a high ankle sprain and now it may be Christmas before we have a chance to kid ourselves into believing the Leafs will ice a completely healthy lineup.
No more Marner negativity, this is about celebrating Zach Hyman, a player who’s absence has been noted in the lack of toughness and the lack of penalty kill success. Hyman’s try hard ways is something that will hopefully also be infectious for a Leafs team that at times has seemed a little light on effort.
As for where Hyman slots in, well…

#Leafs lines at practice:
Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Hyman-Tavares-Kapanen
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Moore
Petan-Shore-Gauthier
Spezza, Timashov
Rielly-Ceci
Muzzin-Barrie
Dermott-Holl
Marincin
Andersen
Kaskisuo
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) November 12, 2019
Hyman being next to Tavares is no surprise, and that’s exactly where we should want to see him. The addition of Kapanen to that line is …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

Series Preview: The day after the storm

The Blue Jays have cleared house over the past couple of days. In doing so, there are now just two remaining players from their 2016 playoff run. Justin Smoak and Ryan Tepera are the last ones standing from the team that claimed the hearts of a nation just a few seasons ago. But, this also marks a new era in Blue Jays history, the kids’ era.
This team was officially handed over to the young core of the Blue Jays following the trade deadline. Trading away both Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez has not only made the Blue Jays even younger than they already are. But, it has also cleared out the majority of the veterans on this team. So, it’ll be interesting to see how the Blue Jays perform during the rest of the season, given that the majority of the team is now filled with rookies.
Thursday at 7:05 ET
Trent Thornton will be making his first start since being placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation. The 25-year-old last pitched on July 20 against the Tigers. Thornton lasted just three innings before he was forced to leave the game due to his elbow. Last time out against the …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation