Morning Hits: Thornton, Clarkson, Gudbranson, Mayers, Haula, Drouin and the KHL


  • Joe Haggery: Bruins Shawn Thornton’s suspension decision will almost certainly be today.
  • Nick Kypreos: Maple Leafs David Clarkson will have a hearing at 9 am this morning.
  • George Richards: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said he would call Brendan Shanahan to try and Erik Gudbranson’s match penalty rescinded.
  • Minnesota Wild: The Wild recall Erik Haula and reassign Jason Zucker.
  • Bob McKenzie: Jonathan Drouin (concussion) was symptom free yesterday after riding a stationary bike. He could skate by Tuesday.
  • Igor Eronko: Four KHL teams are in financial trouble. Spartak lost a financial source and another team received loans from the league to pay their player salaries. Atlata and Traktor still owe their players part of their salaries.

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  1. #1 by hotwings at December 14th, 2013

    I wish the KHL would expand into Poland. This would be great for Polish-Russian relations and hopefully would end up producing more Polish hockey players — a rare commodity.

  2. #2 by Dave the Jew at December 14th, 2013

    Great point hot wings. Not to mention that I own stock in the polish cabbage and pierogi markets

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