White not sitting well

MIKE ZEISBERGER

, Last Updated: 7:13 AM ET

Ian White is not happy about being a healthy scratch Thursday night against the New York Islanders.

"It's a cut-throat business and I got my neck scratched," White said yesterday. "I'm extremely disappointed.

"I've worked hard for two years. When you do that you think you have the confidence of the coaches. I guess I don't.

"I've just got to try to work hard and do what I can."

During his news conference 30 minutes later, head coach Paul Maurice said White and rookie Anton Stralman likely will be in a rotation that will see one of the two sitting out on many nights. The logjam on the blue line occurred when both Carlo Colaiacovo and Bryan McCabe returned from their respective injuries.

SCUTTLEBUTT LODGE

While Mats Sundin has not moved off his stance of wanting to remain in Toronto, various league executives claim interim GM Cliff Fletcher is receiving plenty of inquiries concerning the Leafs captain ... A report in the New York Post suggests if the Leafs were to somehow convince defenceman Tomas Kaberle to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rangers, prospect Bobby Sanguinetti very well might be part of the deal.

BRUINS UPDATE

Defenceman Andrew Alberts (post-concussion syndrome), D Bobby Allen (back spasms), F Patrice Bergeron (concussion) and G Manny Fernandez (knee) are all on injured reserve and won't be available for tonight's game against the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. F Chuck Kobasew (back), F Peter Schaefer (shin) and D Aaron Ward (neck) are day to day.

LOOSE LEAFS

Asked to point out what ails the sagging Maple Leafs power play these days, Kaberle said: "We'd like to know too," he said. "When you keep losing games by one goal, the power play can be the difference in the standings." Kaberle said the Leafs must keep it simple. "We have to keep getting more shots on net," he said.


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