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ToHN Daily: Sabres get Malcolm Subban, COVID cases climbing




Malcolm Subban traded to the Buffalo Sabres, more NHL players landing in COVID protocol, trade talks in Vegas and more.

The Buffalo Sabres, missing goaltender Craig Anderson, have decided that they need some help and will get that help from Malcolm Subban. The 27-year-old netminder has a .899 save percentage in 82 career NHL games. He had played five games for Rockford in the American Hockey League this season and had a .893 save percentage.

This does not feel like a major improvement for Buffalo, a team that has been going with the tandem of Dustin Tokarski and Aaron Dell in net. Tokarski was recently placed in COVID-19 protocol, though, so the league’s shakiest goaltending situation just got shakier.

Is Malcolm Subban the answer for that? Seems like a low-risk, low-reward kind of play for the

Tokarski isn’t alone. These players have landed on the COVID-19 list just in the past week:

St. Louis

G Jordan Binnington

D Justin Faulk

C Tyler Bozak


D Tony DeAngelo

D Brett Pesce


LW Tyler Bertuzzi


RW Brendan Gallagher

D Sami Niku


D Cody Ceci


C Frederick Gaudreau

N.Y. Rangers

C Greg McKegg


It’s not going great.


To the links…


Vancouver: Report Cards – Canucks grades for the “Bottom Six”.

Calgary: Flames Three Stars – Crowned in California opener.

Montreal: Canadiens finally simplify their game in 4-1 loss to Avs.

Toronto: Five Maple Leafs Takeaways – Auston Matthews will score 50.



Boston: Swayman huge, DeBrusk answers bell in 2-0 win at Nashville.

N.Y. Islanders: Isles picked up a point but needed more.

Washington: Third line shines but slow start, posts cost Capitals in SO loss to Blackhawks.

Colorado: Darcy Kuemper upper-body injury happened at morning skate in Toronto.

Vegas: 5 names on the NHL trade market that the Golden Knights could be interested in.

Montreal: Josh Anderson is out 2-4 weeks after suffering an upper-body injury against Colorado.


Thursday’s games:

FLA LW Jonathan Huberdeau 1 G, 4 A

5 G, 10 A, 32 SOG in past 9 GP

FLA C/RW Sam Reinhart 1 G, 3 A

2 G, 0 A, 18 SOG in previous 8 GP

TB D Victor Hedman 2 G, 1 A

4 G, 8 A, 28 SOG in past 10 GP

MIN LW Kirill Kaprizov 2 G, 1 A

6 G, 11 A, 29 SOG in past 8 GP

FLA D Aaron Ekblad 2 G, 1 A

4 G, 9 A, 32 SOG in past 9 GP

MIN RW Ryan Hartman 1 G, 2 A

4 G, 4 A, 23 SOG during 5-game point streak.

DAL LW Jason Robertson 2 G

4 G, 4 A, 10 SOG during 5-game point streak.

BUF RW Vinnie Hinostroza 2 G

1 G, 1 A, 12 SOG in previous 9 GP

OTT LW Alex Formenton 2 G

0 G. 0 A, 14 SOG in previous 8 GP


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