In today’s NHL Canadian Corner, the Jets fall to the Sharks, Todd Bertuzzi could make a comeback with the Senators, updates on Alex Burrows, Bryan Allen, Ladislav Smid and Tyler Pitlick, and the Maple Leafs stage an outdoor practice.
WINNIPEG SUN: Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored with 4.5 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, who learned earlier in the day defenseman Grant Clitsome (back) will be sidelined at least two weeks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Clitsome joins fellow blueliners Tobias Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Jacob Trouba and Mark Stuart on the sidelines. The Jets hope to have Enstrom and Bogosian back later this month.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Winger Alex Burrows will be reunited full-time with Daniel and Henrik Sedin on the Canucks’ top line for the first time this season.
OTTAWA SUN: Free-agent forward Todd Bertuzzi has reportedly reached out to the Ottawa Senators and could sign a 25-game PTO contract to skate with their AHL affiliate in Binghamton.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: There was a report claiming it was a done deal but apparently it hasn’t reached that stage yet.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens have placed defenseman Bryan Allen on waivers. The Canadiens acquired Allen on Nov. 20 from the Anaheim Ducks but he’s only suited up for a handful of games.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If he’s demoted or claimed off waiver the Habs probably won’t be too upset. Allen was acquired in order to trade away underachieving winger Rene Bourque’s $3.33 million annual cap hit.
CALGARY SUN: Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid is the proud father of twins born six weeks premature. The babies are in the neonatal intensive care unit but are doing well and making positive progress.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to Smid and his wife on their new arrivals.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick (lacerated spleen) will be sidelined for three months.
TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs endured bone-chilling cold to stage a public outdoor practice in Toronto yesterday.