Ramblings: Updates on Patrick, Ghost, Ryan, and Mantha; Beauvillier and Pulock; Campbell to Leafs- February 6

Michael Clifford



Big news for the Flyers as Nolan Patrick was practicing with the team on Wednesday, and he was cleared for contact. He was skating with what would be called the fourth line/scratches unit, indicating that he’s still not near ready to return. The young centre has been dealing with a migraine problem that has kept him out of the lineup all year. That he’s even practicing is a good sign.

There’s more good news as Shayne Gostisbehere appears on the verge of returning as well.


Anthony Mantha appears close to a return, as it seems he should be back in the lineup for the Red Wings as soon as next week. We found out that it was a punctured lung he was dealing with, which is obviously a scary situation. It’s nice to see he’s mended and nearly ready to get to games.

Sticking with Detroit, Taro Hirose was called up. Now, this is an awful, awful team but Hirose had been getting some run on the top PP unit earlier in the year. I certainly wouldn’t pick him up unless my league was rostering like 500 players, but keep an eye on his slotting when he gets in the lineup.


Bobby Ryan has rejoined the Ottawa Senators following his completion of the player assistance program, whatever the issue was. It’s just a matter of getting him to game speed now.


The Leafs acquired goaltender Jack Campbell and wing