Leafs to take 'good look' at Scrivens
Terry Koshan, QMI Agency
|Ben Scrivens signs an autograph at Leafs camp on Sunday. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)
Ron Wilson, to an extent, revealed his plan for the Leafs goaltenders through the pre-season schedule.
“Four guys will dress (in the first four games) and probably just three of them will play,” the Leafs coach said on Sunday. “The last four games, James (Reimer) and the Monster (Jonas Gustavsson) will alternate (starts).”
Of the six goalies in camp, Jussi Rynnas (ankle) and Garret Sparks, who is not ready to face pucks at the NHL pre-season level, are the two being left out of the picture by Wilson. Mark Owuya is the one of the aforementioned four who might not play.
“We’re going to give (Ben) Scrivens a really good look here, too,” Wilson said. “He played so well last year in the American league and we were confident that if anything happened, we could use him.”
Wilson would not say who will play Monday at the ACC against Ottawa, but two goalies will split the game.
HOLD THE TASTY
Centre Mike Zigomanis stopped eating meat four years ago and earlier this year became a vegan, cutting dairy products from his diet.
As he explained his life choice to reporters, Zigomanis swigged from a plastic container that held a brown shake.
“I’m thinking (of his health) 15-20 years down the line,” Zigomanis said. “I feel better on the ice. It’s a win-win, and it’s for my future health benefits. It’s why I made the change.”
“I’m not going to be a public speaker any time soon and I am not an activist at all.”
High on Zigomanis’ personal menu are fruits and vegetables, quinoa, ancient grain salad and pasta and tofu.
Forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin were excused from scrimmaging on Sunday so they could attend the funeral in Toronto of former Leaf Igor Korolev, who died in the Lokomotiv plane crash on Sept. 7. Kulemin and Korolev were teammates with Magnitogorsk for three seasons ... Though it is not clear in what role, there is word that Leafs general manager Brian Burke is thinking of adding former NHL linesman Pat Dapuzzo to the front-office staff. Dapuzzo was at the MasterCard Centre on Sunday ... Six-foot-five, 213-pound Cody Franson didn’t kill penalties for the Nashville Predators but the Leafs are going to see what he can do in short-handed situations. “He is a big body, not necessarily an overly physical player, but the big wing span is an advantage when you are killing penalties,” Wilson said ... It has not been officially revealed, but the new Leafs’ third sweater reportedly will feature the crest worn in starting in 1967, with a silver lining on the logo.