A number of locked out Maple Leafs to take part in upcoming charity game, plus the latest on Tobias Enstrom, Alexander Edler and Justin Schultz.
TORONTO SUN: A number of locked-out Maple Leafs will be taking part in a charity game at Maple Leaf Gardens on Wednesday. Those Leafs include “captain Dion Phaneuf and fellow defencemen John-Michael Liles and Mike Komisarek. The forwards are Phil Kessel, Joffrey Lupul, Tim Connolly, Matthew Lombardi, Clarke MacArthur, David Steckel and Jay McClement.” Former Leafs include “goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, defencemen Carlo Colaiacovo, Tomas Kaberle and forwards Kris Versteeg and John Mitchell and former first rounder Brad Boyes.”
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom has returned to Winnipeg to await the end of the lockout.
VANCOUVER SUN: Alexander Edler has been declared fit by the Canucks medical staff, but may never be 100 percent after being waylaid by a bulging disc in his back.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Former NHL GM Craig Button compares Oilers promising defenseman Justin Schultz (currently starring in the AHL) with Oilers legend Paul Coffey.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Schultz’s performance in the AHL has heightened expectations. If he can be half the star Coffey was, he’ll be a significant addition for the Oilers.