The Toronto Maple Leafs held on to Garret Sparks, signing him earlier this month to a two-way contract. But they may not be done there, as they look to find someone to fill the role of back-up to Frederik Andersen. On Sunday, a report from Expressen in Sweden — and put through Google Translate — began circulating that the Leafs are closing in on a deal with free agent goalie Jhonas Enroth, who turned 28 years old last month. It’s one report and the team has not confirmed or announced anything. But it’s something to keep an eye on over the next few days. Enroth posted a .922 save percentage last season with the L.A. Kings, appearing in only 16 games behind starter Jonathan Quick. Signed to a one-year
Johnny Gaudreau has proven that smaller players with exceptional talent can excel in the National Hockey League. In only two full seasons with the Calgary Flames after a career at Boston College, the five-foot-nine-inch tall Gaudreau has emerged as an offensive dynamo, finishing tied with Blake Wheeler and Joe Pavelski with 78 points last season. Phillips is actually smaller than Gaudreau.