In today’s roundup of notable NHL Canadian team news: Alex Burrows injured…Flames fall to Sabres…Canadiens use strong forecheck to defeat Senators…Maple Leafs hold James Reimer out of practice…Senators goalies join the Twittersphere…Linus Omark might not stay in minors for long…Jets heading in right direction.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks lost to the St. Louis Blues 3-2 and lost forward Alex Burrows to back spasms.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames backup Henrik Karlsson made 42 saves but couldn’t prevent the Flames from falling 2-1 to the Buffalo Sabres.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Karlsson’s teammates let him down big time in this one. He kept them in this game.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens credit a strong forecheck for their 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It resulted in the Habs winning goal, forcing the Senators defense to make a costly turnover in their own zone, resulting in a Lars Eller pass to teammate Andrei Kostitsyn, who easily beat Sens goalie Craig Anderson.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward Linus Omark might not spend much time in the minors, as he has a clause in his contract allowing him to return to Europe if he’s playing in the AHL.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Omark wasn’t pleased about his current situation, which has led to speculation he might get dealt by the Oilers.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs recently held goalie James Reimer, who’s still recovering from concussion-like symptoms, out of practice.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No timetable on when Reimer could return to action.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators goalies Craig Anderson and Alex Auld have recently joined Twitter.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets recent roadtrip appears to indicate the club is on the right path in improving its performance this season.