No new Flyers were added to the COVID-19 protocol list, which remains at seven: Claude Giroux, Oskar Lindblom, Travis Sanheim, Justin Braun, Scott Laughton, Morgan Frost, and Jakub Voracek.
*The Hurricanes and the Senators completed what none are calling a league-altering trade:
*Auston Matthews is off to a torrid pace with 11 goals through 13 games as he embraces a more vocal leadership role for the Maple Leafs. [TSN]
*ICYMI, a really good read on Kings prospect Akil Thomas, a multi-talented individual on and off the ice. [Sportsnet]
*If a train from New York going 75 mph leaves the stations at 2pm and a train from LA going 90 mph leaves at 3pm how long until James Neal knees someone in the head after being placed on waivers?