The latest on Joffrey Lupul, Tobias Enstrom and Cory Conacher, plus updates on the Canadiens, Oilers, Canucks and Flames.
TORONTO STAR: Good news for the surging Maple Leafs, as winger Joffrey Lupul (concussion) has been cleared for contact and should return to the lineup soon.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom is now “week-to-week” with a “mid-body injury”.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This could be a fatal blow to the Jets playoff hopes.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: How new Senators forward Cory Conacher overcame childhood diabetes to make the NHL.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens hope to rebound from their horrific 5-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs when they meet the Philadelphia Flyers tonight.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Overall, the Canadiens didn’t play badly in that game, but Carey Price had a lousy night in goal, giving up three goals on four shots in the first period, and the Habs simply couldn’t recover from that. Expect Price to bounce back.
EDMONTON SUN: Terry Jones calls for Steve Tambellini to be fired as Oilers GM.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: But are Tambellini’s bosses listening?
VANCOUVER SUN: Iain MacIntyre believes the Canucks learned plenty of lessons from their recent loss to the lowly Colorado Avalanche.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Lesson one is, playoff contenders don’t take bottom feeders for granted.
CALGARY SUN: Wes Gilbertson with his “five burning questions” for the Flames this week.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If I were a Flames fan, my bonus question would be, “What, this friggin’ season ain’t over yet?”