Latest results and news from the Canadian rookie tournaments.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have decided Connor McDavid won’t participate in any further games during the Young Stars tournament. They claim McDavid, who absorbed a big hit from Jake Virtanen in the game on Friday against the Canucks, isn’t hurt and he’ll participate in Wednesday’s game against the Alberta Golden Bears.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers may be “managing an asset”, as the piece claims, but it has to be a disappointment to the fans in Pentiction who turned out for this tournament to see McDavid, who only played in one game.
OTTAWA CITIZEN/MONTREAL GAZETTE: Ottawa Senators goalie Matt O’Connor made 47 saves backstopping his club to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, whose management is pleased by their prospects performance in the rookie tournament.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Once again, a hot Senators goaltender frustrates an otherwise dominant Canadiens team.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs rookies Mitch Marner, William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen had a strong showing as their club thumped the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 in rookie tournament play on Sunday in London, Ontario.
CALGARY SUN: Young Flames defenseman Ryan Culkin is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after suffering a shoulder injury against the Edmonton Oilers during the Young Stars tournament on Saturday.