Jussi Rynnas

Leafs recall goalie Rynnas as Reimer recovers

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled goalie Jussi Rynnas from the AHL to back up Ben Scrivens while James Reimer recovers from an MCL knee strain.

Rynnas, 25, is 8-8-1 with a .913 save percentage with the Marlies this season. His play, according to head coach Dallas Eakins, has been “adequate.”

Rynnas started one game for the Leafs in 2011-12, surrendering seven goals on 30 shots in a 7-1 loss to the Flyers on March 29.

Reimer is expected to miss at least a week with his injury. The Leafs have back-to-back games Monday and Tuesday in Florida and Tampa Bay, respectively, so it’s possible Rynnas could see some action.

Avs unveil new third jerseys

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The Avalanche will be throwing a bunch of different looks at us this season.

Having already released specialized “Mile High” jerseys for February’s Stadium Series game, the Avs unveiled new third sweaters on Friday — less than 24 hours after a bitter 5-4 home loss to Minnesota in their season opener.

(Guess Colorado wanted to send out some good vibes after blowing a 4-1 third-period lead.)

While undoubtedly exciting for the organization, the release of these new thirds isn’t taking anybody by surprise. Last month, several websites published leaked images of Colorado’s and Anaheim’s third jerseys, so the design has been in the public eye for several weeks.

The Avs will debut these new thirds on Oct. 24, in a Saturday night tilt against Columbus.

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Report: Escrow set at 16 percent

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Hey, remember in June when the NHLPA voted to keep the five-percent growth factor in spite of increasing worries about escrow?

Well, here’s why that decision was a significant one, via TSN’s Frank Seravalli:

With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday.

That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this season’s hockey-related revenue is counted to ensure a perfect 50-50 revenue split with owners.

Now, this doesn’t mean that the players will definitely lose 16 percent of their salaries. Typically, they receive refunds when all the accounting is done.

Still, 16 percent is a good-sized chunk to withhold. They won’t be thrilled about it.

Related: To understand escrow, consider Duncan Keith