The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL.
Frederik Andersen left Saturday's game with an injury, so the Leafs need another goalie on their roster. Andersen was able to skate with his team's goalie coach this morning, but we still don't know how long he'll be out. Sparks has an 18-7-0 record with a 2.08 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage this season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled Kasperi Kapanen from the minors on Monday.
The 20-year-old has 18 goals and 43 points in 43 AHL games this season, but he's yet to play a game in the NHL in 2016-17. He had no points in nine contests with the Leafs last season.
Brock Boeser played on Vancouver's top PP unit with the Sedin twins on Sunday.
Boeser didn't score, but he had a couple of decent chances. The rookie also showed a little fatigue, as this was his third game in three nights (one in the NCAA, two in the NHL). "We hardly ever play three games in three days in (college)," Boeser said. "That was the first time in a long time for me. I could definitely feel my legs getting tired out there, toward the end of shifts especially." His fantasy upside may be limited this season, but if his current usage is any indication, he'll have ample opportunity to put up points next season.
Matt Benning (foot) avoided a serious injury, according to head coach Todd McLellan.
Benning left Saturday's game against Colorado after blocking a shot. Initially, the Oilers were worried that he suffered a broken foot, but that doesn't appear to be the case. "I don’t want to jump the gun but he looked pretty darn good," McLellan said. "He was walking around. He’s got a welt, but it doesn’t look like there’s anything broken. That’s a really good sign for us." Benning is day-to-day for now.
The Edmonton Oilers are still in the hunt for top spot in the Pacific Division.
Not many people expected the Oilers to even make the playoffs this season, so the fact that they can still take top spot in their division is pretty impressive. Heading into Monday's action, they find themselves two points behind the first-place Ducks. "We’re right in the fight right now," said forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins "To win the division is obviously our goal. We’re just going to keep striving for that. At this point in the season, to be (challenging) for first is definitely a huge confidence boost for us. It’s not done, but from last year or years past it’s a huge jump for us."
Matt Cullen scored a power play goal in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Flyers.
Cullen opened the scoring in the first period, but it was all Philadelphia after that point. The veteran center now has three points in his last two games. He's up 12 goals and 16 assists in 66 games this season.