The Toronto Maple Leafs are surprised by Morgan Rielly's in-person hearing following his cross-check to the head triggered by an empty-net goal. Sharks winger Tomas Hertl undergoes knee surgery, while Vladimir Tarasenko expresses his willingness to stay with the Ottawa Senators. NHL trade rumors pick up steam as the deadline approaches, with focus on goalies and player performance. The New York Rangers achieve a 5th consecutive win, while the Calgary Flames face the risk of losing Jakob Pelletier's energy and Alex Ovechkin rides a 5-game goal streak.

By the Numbers
  • Morgan Rielly's in-person hearing for the cross-check to the head
  • Tomas Hertl out for several weeks after knee surgery
  • Alex Ovechkin's 5-game goal streak
State of Play
  • Maple Leafs surprised by Rielly's hearing
  • Tarasenko open to staying with Senators
  • NHL trade rumors intensifying as deadline nears
  • Flames at risk of losing Pelletier's energy
What's Next

Potential trade developments as the deadline approaches, and the performance of key players to be closely monitored.