Updates on Taylor Hall, Daniel Alfredsson and Manny Malhotra, while Tyler Bozak makes a poor choice for a Halloween costume.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward Taylor Hall has been officially cleared to play and will be joining the club’s AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City as early as this Friday.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is considering joining a group of locked-out NHL players in a fund-raising tour of northern communities.
VANCOUVER SUN: Veteran center Manny Malhotra’s NHL career could be jeopardized by this lockout. He’s in the final year of his contract, which could be wiped out if the lockout kills the entire season.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak dressed up as Michael Jackson for Halloween, but did so in blackface, generating accusations of racism.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I don’t believe Bozak is racist, but unwittingly made a poor choice, unaware of how that could be taken as insensitive.