Tag: Trevor Smith


Video: Zdeno Chara bloodies Trevor Smith


Sometimes an innocuous hit can draw blood. That’s especially true when Boston Bruins behemoth Zdeno Chara is delivering the check.

That was evident on Saturday, as a fairly typical-looking hit left Toronto Maple Leafs forward Trevor Smith bloody:

Leafs send Kadri home for missing a meeting

Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri missed a team meeting on Sunday morning and was sent home.

It could’ve been related to daylight savings, but interim head coach Peter Horachek wasn’t amused.

“He missed the meeting, so I sent him home. He’s available [Monday]— if I want him,” Horachek said per Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press.

Why did Kadri miss the meeting?

“Not prepared. It wasn’t the snow,” responded Horachek.

Trevor Smith took Kadri’s spot on a line with Leo Komarov and Richard Panik during practice.

The 24-year-old has 16 goals and 36 points in 64 games this season.

Leafs name Horacheck interim head coach, shuffle lines

Peter Horachek

Big day in Toronto.

First, to the surprise of few, the Maple Leafs announced that Peter Horachek has been named the club’s interim head coach following yesterday’s dismissal of Randy Carlyle. Horachek, who had previous head coaching experience in Florida, will run the bench along with Steve Spott and ex-NHLer Steve Staois, who’s headed down to ice level after serving in a player development role.

Horachek’s first order of business as bench boss? Shuffling the lines ahead of tonight’s game versus Washington.

Daniel Winnik was promoted to a more prominent offensive role alongside Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel, leaving Kessel’s frequent running mates — James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak — to skate with Mike Santorelli.

Trevor Smith centered Leo Komarov and David Clarkson, while recently-recalled Sam Carrick centered the fourth line, which featured Richard Panik, Greg McKegg and Carter Ashton.

Today’s morning skate also had a few new onlookers:

In goal, Jonathan Bernier will start against the Caps tonight after James Reimer was torched for five goals in Saturday’s disappointing loss in Winnipeg.

Related: Nonis: Leafs are ‘capable,’ but also ‘movable’