Chris Johnston
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Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Phaneuf may be first of many Senators heading out the door
Chris Johnston
The cost-cutting has begun. There’ll be more of that from the Ottawa Senators before the Feb. 26 trade deadline, and probably even beyond it. Dion Phaneuf is just the start.
Maple Leafs avoid collapse and show Lightning they're for real
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Drama builds as Leafs prepare for looming roster squeeze
Chris Johnston
Nikita Soshnikov was healthy enough to play in five AHL games, but will be kept on injured reserve when recalled to the Leafs.
Kasperi Kapanen makes statement in Leafs' win over Predators
Chris Johnston
In an organization loaded with talented wingers, the challenge for Kapanen has always been stealing someone else’s job. He may finally have done it.
Kyle Turris hoping for warm welcome from Senators fans upon Ottawa return
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Maple Leafs' Andersen back at practice after close call vs. Ducks
Chris Johnston
Frederik Andersen joined the Toronto Maple Leafs at practice Tuesday, just hours after being knocked out of a game against the Anaheim Ducks with an apparent head injury.
Maple Leafs' Joffrey Lupul seems at peace with probable end of career
Chris Johnston
Joffrey Lupul is still under contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. But he doesn’t sound like someone who is contemplating a comeback.
Maple Leafs' young stars pass Ducks test with flying colours
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Too many healthy Maple Leafs means something has to give
Chris Johnston
It's not a roster crunch without some easy short-term fixes. But what makes Lou Lamoriello’s impending decisions so interesting is that his coach isn’t pointing him down the path of least resistance.