Link City: Grapes vs. Burke

Don Cherry called out Toronto GM Brian Burke for not having any players from Ontario on his roster.  [Puck Daddy

Things aren't looking good for injured Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom as he has gone back to Sweden to spend time with his family.  [NHL]  The Capitals denied he is going to Sweden to see a [specialist]. 

More Capitals…Dale Hunter denied [benching] Ovechkin in last night's loss to the Flyers. 

Flyers D-men Kimmo Timonen and Andrej Meszaros are both out [indefinitely] with lower body injuries.  Bad news for a defense that already lost Chris Pronger.

Steve Yzerman will again be the Executive Director for Team [Canada] in the 2014 Winter Olympics.  There is still no guarantee NHL players will be involved in the tournament.

On Sunday, the Erie Otters of the OHL were forced to put an injured forward named [Connor Crisp] in net after their starting goalie was injured.  He gave up 13 goals. 

Huge game tonight between the Jets and Sabres.  [Preview]