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ToHN Daily: Maple Leafs call up Kyle Clifford; Sharks trying to trade Kane

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have welcomed a familiar face back into the fold. Toronto traded to acquire left winger Kyle Clifford from the St. Louis Blues after Clifford cleared waivers. He had not recoded a point in two games with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, but points are not really Kyle Clifford’s appeal. He is a physical winger who still plays a reliable, and somewhat underrated, defensive game.

Will retaining salary helps Sharks get a Kane deal done? Can the Avalanche get some key players inked to extensions?

To the links…

CANADA HOCKEY NOW

Calgary: Flames find enough fuel in the tank to beat Blackhawks 5-2 after long trip.

Montreal: Can the Canadiens stop getting killed by their penalty killing?

Toronto: Maple Leafs Forward Grades.

Toronto: Defence and Goaltending Grades, too!

 

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San Jose: Elliotte Friedman reports that the Sharks are willing to retain salary if it will help facilitate an Evander Kane trade. Kane is eligible to return from suspension on November 30.

Detroit: Jeff Blashill to Filip Zadina – Don’t fret about scoring, focus on winning hockey.

Boston: The Bruins are tweaking their defence, moving up Matt Grzelcyk to the top pair.

Pittsburgh: 3 things Penguins did right, 3 things to improve after road trip.

N.Y. Islanders: Hellish week continues with latest Covid, injury issues.

Vegas: Comparing the Jack Eichel trade to other top-line center NHL trades.

Colorado: Dater – Why the Avs should extend Kadri and Kuemper now.

FANTASY FILES

Tuesday’s games:

TB G Andrei Vasilevskiy 34-save shutout

7-1-2, .939 SV% in past 10 GP

TB C Steven Stamkos 1 G, 1 A

5 G, 5 A, 14 SOG in past 8 GP

CGY D Rasmus Andersson 2 A

0 G, 11 A, 29 SOG in 20 GP

TB D Zach Bogosian 1 G, 1 A

1 G, 2 A, 9 SOG in past 4 GP

CHI RW Reese Johnson 1 G, 1 A

First NHL points in 16th NHL game.

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