Sharks looking at Beach and Phillips? Maple Leafs notes on MacArthur, Reimer, and Giguere … Cammallari out
  • Dallas Dave via twitter: The San Jose Sharks are sure to trade for a defenseman by the deadline, Francois Beauchemin and Chris Phillips are possible.
  • Bryan Mullen via twitter: Predators winger Martin Erat won’t be in the lineup tomorrow, but is expected back this weekend. Steve Sullivan won’t be back this weekend.
  • Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Dwayne Roloson will get the start against the Capitals. Steve Downie is game-time decision and Bergenheim is back in.
  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Clarke MacArthur would consider signing with the Maple Leafs long-term according to his agent, Tim Hodgson. Brian Burke added, “We have not yet begun contract talks with Clarke, and do not intend to discuss it if and when we do so.” MacArthur could get some trade interest at the deadline.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: San Jose’s coaches appear to be safe, “Our coaches are the same people who prepared this team to do what it did last year — go to the third round of the playoffs, beat Detroit,” Wilson said. “Systemic play, I have no issue there. I watch it to see if our players are capable of it. The answer is yes, but they’re not doing it right now.”
  • Howard Berger of the National Post: JS Giguere likes Toronto, but realizes he likely won’t be back next year, and could be gone soon than that.

    “Right now, I’m not in that type of situation, but if I can get back to playing at a good level before the deadline, it could be different,” Giguère, 33, said prior to last night’s Leafs-Kings game at the Staples Center. “If another team wanted me for the last part of the season and the playoffs, I would discuss the issue with my family and make a decision. But I’d be open to it.”

  • Michael Russo via twitter: Jose Theodore is visiting the doctor regarding “lower body soreness”, and likely won’t practice tomorrow.