– Tim Brent and Jay Rosehill have been recalled from the Toronto Marlies, while Sjostrom and Mitchell are doubtful for tonight’s game against the Flyers. Brent is a player Burke knows quite well from his years in the Anaheim Ducks organization, whom the Leafs signed this past offseason. Tim has always been a very productive player at the AHL level who has yet to make that successful transition to the NHL. However, he’s only 25 years of age with a strong two-way game and some decent hands, so this may be his chance to surprise.
– After a slow couple of games, it looks like Nazem Kadri’s right back on track. He had 2 assists in last night’s win over the Sarnia Sting, and now boasts multi-point efforts in each of his last 4 games. Here‘s a fantastic goal by Kadri from back in January.Â Jesse Blacker had a brutal February with only 1 point in 8 games, but has rebounded with 3 points in 2 March games thus far.
– Kudos to Ponikarovsky who scored his first goal in his debut for the Penguins last night.
– NCAA prospect Jerry D’Amigo was named to the 2009-2010 ECAC All-Rookie team by the league’s coaches. Jerry has enjoyed a brilliant freshman year with 34 points in 34 games for RPI, topped off with an impressive World Juniors performance in which he was named one of Team USA’s top 3 players.