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Maple Leafs Hire Laurence Gilman As Assistant General Manager

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The Toronto Maple Leafs continued their busy jump start to the offseason by naming Laurence Gilman as the new assistant general manager.

The team made the official announcement yesterday that Brandon Pridham had been promoted to the assistant general manager position, and today, they rounded out their team.

“Laurence provides terrific experience to our management team” Maple Leafs’ general manager Kyle Dubas stated.

“His 20-plus years in the NHL have seen him manage nearly every type of department in professional hockey and have success doing so.

Adding Laurence to our front office and having him work alongside Brandon Pridham as an Assistant General Manager gives our program great depth and breadth of knowledge across all areas of hockey operations. We feel very fortunate to have both Brandon and Laurence as key parts of our executive team.”

Eastern Conference

Islanders’ Waive Andrew Ladd

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The New York Islanders have placed Andrew Ladd on waivers, according to an official team announcement.

“He’s played the maximum number of conditioning games–five games” Islanders’ general manager Lou Lamoriello said.”He needs to play in games to see exactly where the strength is and where the liabilities are and so forth. So we’ll get him down, he’ll leave today to go up to Belleville and play this weekend at Belleville and Laval.

There’s no timetable. His play and physical fitness will determine that.”

Ladd, who inked a seven-year, $38.5 million contract back in 2016, has not played in a game for the Islanders this season.

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Bruins’ Zach Senyshyn Out Four Weeks With Lower-Body Injury

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Boston Bruins’ promising young forward Zach Senyshyn will miss around four weeks of action with a lower-body injury, according to a team announcement.

Senyshyn will be reevaluated in approximately four weeks.

In a corresponding move, the Bruins have recalled Trent Frederic from the AHL to take Senyshyn’s spot on the roster.

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Penguins’ Sidney Crosby Out Six Weeks Following Surgery

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ superstar Sidney Crosby will be out for a minimum of six weeks following core muscle surgery, according to an official team announcement.

Crosby has been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp, and the Penguins are hoping he can bounce back once he is again healthy.

Crosby, 32, tallied 17 points through the first 17 games of the season.

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