According to Cassie Campbell Drew Stafford will be a healthy scratch tonight. With all the rumors surrounding him it is an interesting move by the Buffalo Sabres. However he also hasn’t had a goal in the last 3 games and was a -2 for two of them, so it is possible that is the reason for the scratch.
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun was told by 2 scouts that Jaroslav Halak was on the trading block but when Simmons asked St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong about it he said “He’s not going anywhere”.
Hockey Central reported that Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been getting trade calls for Jonathan Bernier and this is what he had to say about them:
“I don’t know how much I can listen to them for how well he’s playing…. He’s been a critical part for us.”
Kevin Kurz of CSN reported that Ryane Clowe of the San Jose Sharks had this to say about the trade rumors:
“I hear it, like everyone else,” Clowe said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it. I‘m in the same position as Boyler, I really like it here. I understand things happen, but I would obviously like to stay here, too, and see this through. I haven’t had the year I’ve wanted, but that’s not affecting me, the trade rumors.”
Kurz thinks Clowe could be targeted by the Boston Bruins, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.