News:Ben Scrivens left the team Friday to attend his grandfather's funeral in Alberta, the Globe and Mail reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens is expected to be back in Boston by Saturday, but the Leafs brought up Drew MacIntyre for some added depth between the pipes to be safe heading into Saturday's Game 2 against the Bruins.
News:Ben Scrivens replaced starter James Reimer in the third period of Saturday's game. He stopped all five of the shots the Canadiens fired at him.
Analysis: He won't see much, if any, postseason action unless Reimer really wets the bed.
News:Ben Scrivens made 32 saves on 37 shots Tuesday in a 5-1 loss to Washington. Two of the goals came on the power play.
Analysis: The Caps have been hot, and they just streamrolled Ben Scrivens and the Leafs. James Reimer's backup won't see much action between the posts until the Leafs clinch a playoff berth.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Tuesday's game against the Caps, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens, who will give James Reimer a breather on Tuesday, will be making his first start for the Leafs since March 26. He is 7-8 to date, with a 2.59 GAA and .918 save percentage.
News:Ben Scrivens made 40 saves Tuesday in a 3-2 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: The first goal was a bit smelly -- it was a shot from near the blue line, but it did change direction off a Leaf in front. The second one came on a defensive breakdown and a fluke ping-pong off Mike Kostka. James Reimer is still the top dog, so Ben Scrivens will likely just see action in back-to-backs.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Analysis: James Reimer gets a breather after playing 65 minutes in the Leafs' OT loss to Boston on Monday, opening the door for Ben Scrivens to give it a go.
News: James Mirtle of the Toronto Globe and Mail expects Ben Scrivens to start against Florida on Tuesday.
Analysis: We'll make note of it should the expectation change. Ben Scrivens will likely face a red-hot Jacob Markstrom on Tuesday, but the former probably has the on-paper advantage, given Toronto's superior record (17-12-4 versus 9-18-6).
News:Ben Scrivens allowed four goals on 26 shots over the first two periods of action Saturday night against the Jets and was replaced by James Reimer to start the third.
Analysis: He looked jittery and a bit scattered in the second when he allowed four goals in a 10-minute span; he left with his team down 4-3.
News:Ben Scrivens will make his second straight start when the Leafs host Winnipeg on Saturday, TSN's Jonas Siegel reports.
Analysis: After giving up two goals in a loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday, Ben Scrivens earned another nod in a more favorable matchup at home Saturday. Although he's 6-8-0 for the season, Scrivens has a pair of shutouts and decent ratios with a 2.47 GAA and .919 save percentage this season.
News:Ben Scrivens had a shutout going into the third period Thursday against the Penguins, but gave up two late goals, and ended up with 25 saves and a loss.
Analysis: He did an admirable job holding off Sidney Crosby and Co. for the first 52-plus minutes, but gave up a pair of goals to Pascal Dupuis off Crosby plays just over five minutes apart. A tough defeat for Ben Scrivens, who hasn't won a game since Feb. 25.
News:Ben Scrivens is expected to start Thursday's game against the Penguins.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens draws a tough assignment Thursday, with the Penguins having won six straight games and scoring goals at a league-high 3.61 per game pace.
News:Ben Scrivens is viewed as the Leafs' likely starter Thursday against the Penguins by Jonas Siegel of TSN1050.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens took over for James Reimer in the third period on Tuesday and it looks like he'll get a crack at the Penguins, winners of six straight, on Thursday.
News:Ben Scrivens entered Tuesday's game against the Jets in the third period in relief of starter James Reimer. He promptly allowed a goal just 21 seconds after taking over, but settled in with five saves in the final six-plus minutes of the game.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has struggled of late, but it's hard to knock the guy on that quick goal -- he had big Blake Wheeler driving the net hard off the left wall, and that's enough to make any goalie queasy.
News:Ben Scrivens allowed three goals on 24 shots Thursday in a loss to the Bruins.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has had trouble keeping the puck out of the net lately, allowing an average of three goals per game over his last six contests. Meanwhile, James Reimer's on a six-game winning streak. Plan accordingly.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Thursday's game against the Bruins, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN1050.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens, whose last start was February 27, will take aim Thursday at a Boston squad that has dropped two straight games.
News:Ben Scrivens made 35 saves in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Montreal. He allowed four goals.
Analysis: There were a few smelly goals Wednesday, particularly the short sider by Max Pacioretty that made it 4-2. Ben Scrivens has played well during James Reimer's absence, but now that Optimus Reims is back, we expect Scrivens to slip back to a support role.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Wednesday's game against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Though James Reimer (knee) was activated from IR on Wednesday, it will be Ben Scrivens in net against Montreal. The 26-year-old Scrivens is 5-3-0 with a 1.92 GAA so far this month, and he allowed just one goal the last time he faced the Habs.
News: Jonas Siegel of TSN1050 believes that Ben Scrivens will start Wednesday's game against the Canadiens.
Analysis: James Reimer could be available Thursday, but it looks like Ben Scrivens will get another start Wednesday, on the heels of Monday's 4-2 win over the Flyers in which he stopped 23-of-25 shots.
News:Ben Scrivens made 23 saves on 25 shots in a win over the Flyers on Monday.
Analysis: James Reimer is expected to return soon, but Ben Scrivens has played so well in his absence that it is pretty much a certainty that he will continue to see a fair amount of playing time. Even when Reimer returns, Scrivens is somebody worth keeping on a fantasy roster for when he does start.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Monday's game against the Flyers, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN1050.
Analysis: With James Reimer said to be nearing a return, some form of a time-share in the Toronto net could be on tap between Ben Scrivens and Reimer once both goalies are healthy.
News:Ben Scrivens appears to be the Leafs' likely starter starter against the Flyers on Monday, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN1050.
Analysis: It looks like Ben Scrivens will get another turn Monday, but James Reimer is nearing a return, with some form of a time-share potentially on tap once Reimer is available.
News:Ben Scrivens made 32 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday.
Analysis: It was a heart-breaking loss for the Ben Scrivens and the Leafs -- the Sens scored with 23.4 seconds remaining. Scrivens has been strong while James Reimer has been out, but the latter is nearing a return. Scrivens has played well enough to be a starter for the Leafs, so there's a chance the team will go with the hottest hand going forward.
News:Ben Scrivens gets the start Saturday in Ottawa, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN1050.
Analysis: The Sens have been pesky and have demonstrated tremendous perseverance through several injuries. This will be a tough game for Ben Scrivens, but he's in a groove. Roll the dice.
News:Ben Scrivens gave up just a single goal on 32 shots in Thursday's win over the Sabres.
Analysis: He's made a very good case for an expanded role even when James Reimer is healthy, delivering very impressive production. In his nine starts thus far, he's got two shutouts and three one-goal games.
News:Ben Scrivens will be back in goal Thursday against the Sabres, according to TSN Radio's Jonas Siegel.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens will try to regroup Thursday after being pulled in the third period of Tuesday's game against the Lightning after giving up four goals. Prior to that rocky start though, he had notched back-to-back shutouts.
News:Ben Scrivens was pulled in the third period of Tuesday's game against the Lightning after giving up four goals. He made just nine saves.
Analysis: A couple of those markers were weak, but that could be the result of Ben Scrivens making his third start in four days. He'll be fine; after all, he notched shutouts in the other two.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Tuesday's game against the Lightning, TSN Radio's Jonas Siegel reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has authored back-to-back shutouts, but he figures to have his hands full Tuesday against a Tampa Bay squad that leads the NHL with 55 goals.
News:Ben Scrivens is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Lightning.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has posted back-to-back shutouts while filling in for James Reimer, so the fact that the Leafs are sticking with him Tuesday comes as little surprise.
News:Ben Scrivens stopped all 37 shots he faced Monday in a shutout victory over the Panthers.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has posted back-to-back shutouts, and has been very good in place of the injured James Reimer. Until Reimer returns, Scrivens makes a nice short-term fantasy option.
News:Ben Scrivens will be in goal Monday against the Panthers, TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has played well in relief of James Reimer (knee) the last three games, allowing four goals in those contests, including a shutout of Ottawa on Saturday. Florida isn't a particularly imposing adversary, so don't hesitate to keep Scrivens in your lineup.
News:Ben Scrivens made 34 saves Saturday against the Senators to record his first career shutout. It was his third win of the season.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens will get the majority of starts for Toronto while James Reimer's knee heals. Expect him to get the start in Florida on Monday.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Saturday against the Senators, according to Sportsnet 590 The FAN's David Alter.
Analysis: This will be Ben Scrivens' second consecutive start with James Reimer still on the shelf with an MCL strain. He hasn't played all that badly so far this year (2-3-0, 2.66 GAA, .912 save percentage), but he's still not a top-tier fantasy option by any stretch. The upside here is, he faces an Ottawa team that is scuffling along without two of its best players - Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson - and has just two wins in seven games so far this month.
News:Ben Scrivens allowed three goals on 33 shots Thursday in a loss to Carolina.
Analysis: While it wasn't spectacular work, Ben Scrivens was a reliable presence between the pipes for Toronto. He's got a chance to make inroads on the injured James Reimer's share of the starts if he can keep it up.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Thursday against the Hurricanes, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: With James Reimer out a week or so, Ben Scrivens might get a streak of starts so long as his play remains at a decent level. Scrivens has been pretty good lately, allowing just three goals over the last two games, which covered 96 minutes of playing time because he was called to sub in for Reimer on Monday.
News:Ben Scrivens came into Monday's game against the Flyers for an injured James Reimer. He made 32 saves on 33 shots in 36:00 and got the win.
Analysis: Even in a little more than half a game, Ben Scrivens was quite busy, and he could stay busy if Reimer misses any time.
News:Ben Scrivens entered Monday's game at the 16:00 mark of the second period after James Reimer suffered a lower body injury.
Analysis: Reimer couldn't bear weight on his leg so expect Ben Scrivens to get a lot of work in the short term. Pick him up.
News:Ben Scrivens picked up a 24-save, 3-2 win over the Capitals on Tuesday night. Both goals he allowed came on the power play.
Analysis: The Caps were uninspired and lethargic, but Ben Scrivens still got the win. We can't help but wonder if the Leafs' goaltending pendulum will now swing to Scrivens. Just a hunch.
News: Mark Masters of TSN suggests that Ben Scrivens appears likely to start Tuesday's game against the Caps.
Analysis: If that's the case, it would be the first action in net for Ben Scrivens since being pulled in the Leafs' Jan. 24 loss to the Islanders.
News:Ben Scrivens gave up five goals on 25 shots Thursday against the Isles before being pulled.
Analysis: Things had looked promising for Scrievns in his first two games of the year, but the wheels came off in this one. James Reimer stopped seven of eight in relief and could potentially be tapped for Saturday's start against the Rangers.
News:Ben Scrivens is probable to start against the Islanders on Thursday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Analysis: He practiced in the home net during the team's morning skate, so all signs point to him being active. He has allowed three goals in two games so far this season.
News:Ben Scrivens gave up two goals on 20 shots in a loss to the Sabres on Monday.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has been given the start in both of Toronto's games thus far, although the team's goaltending situation is probably still not quite settled.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Monday's game against the Sabres, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens, who made 21 saves in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens, will square off against Buffalo's Ryan Miller on Monday.
News: TSN's Mark Masters indicates that appears as though Ben Scrivens will start Monday's game against the Sabres.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens made 21 saves in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens and it looks like the Leafs will stick with him Monday against a Sabres' squad that scored five times in their season opening win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
News:Ben Scrivens made 21 saves in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: It wasn't pretty, but he battled like crazy and got the win. He came into the NHL on a hot streak in the AHL and could see a platoon split with James Reimer in the early going as the latter gets his game legs back.
News:Ben Scrivens will get the start Saturday in Montreal, reports Toronto's Sportsnet590 TheFAN.
Analysis: He went to the visitor's end during the morning skate, the usual "signal" for the starter. Ben Scrivens has been sharper than James Reimer during camp, but that's not a surprise given Scrivens' time in the AHL and Reimer's long layoff. Adrenaline will be high for both teams Saturday so Scrivens is a risk in net -- the Habs will probably pour on the juice for a full 60 minutes.
News:Ben Scrivens has looked better in practice so far than teammate James Reimer, the Toronto Star reports.
Analysis: There hasn't been any public comments from coach Randy Carlyle or GM Dave Nonis about who has the lead on starting Saturday, but Ben Scrivens is nominally the backup, even if he starts Saturday night. Of course, the elephant in the room still is whether the Leafs trade for Roberto Luongo - there are varying reports out there on that likelihood.
News:Ben Scrivens has struggled so far in the AHL and may not be the answer as the Leafs' backup, at least not right now, according to the Toronto Sun.
Analysis: "Ben Scrivens hasn't returned to the form he had last year," Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle said. "But he's a quality goaltender and you can see it in his work ethic and his approach. We have to continue to work with him to get him back to the way he's capable of playing." Scrivens' numbers aren't much different than they were last year, but he isn't stealing games the way he has in the past. He has the injuried Jussi Rynnas and current back-up Mark Owuya pushing him right now and needs to show he's capable of being the brilliant stopper he was last season, especially in the postseason.
News:Ben Scrivens made 19 saves in the Marlies' 3-1 win over the Rochester Americans in AHL action Saturday night.
Analysis: He looked sharp in the win. His ice time in the "A" could help cement his job as the Leafs' backup once the NHL season resumes.
News:Ben Scrivens signed a two-year deal with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens played 12 games for Toronto last season, finishing with a record of 4-5-2 with a 3.13 goals against average and .903 save percentage. He is currently James Reimer's backup in goal for the Leafs.
News:Ben Scrivens finished the AHL playoffs with 11 wins, three shutouts, a 1.92 goals against average and .935 save percentage.
Analysis: He and his Marlies were up against the Norfolk Admirals in the Calder Cup and they got spanked. Still, his performance this postseason was exceptional and clearly gives him increased profile with his parent club, the Leafs. Watch for him to push for the job as back-up in Toronto next fall.
News:Ben Scrivens' postseason work in the AHL playoffs has impressed Leafs' executives to the point where the young man could battle James Reimer for the backup job next season, according to Sportsnet590 The FAN.
Analysis: Assistant general manager Dave Nonis was on the station Friday morning and he said Ben Scrivens has "performed at a higher level than we anticipated at this point in his career." Nonis then admitted that James Reimer and Scrivens would likely compete for a single spot on the roster next season. Scrivens' stock is clearly on the rise; keeper leaguers take note. He's now one game from the Calder Cup championship and sports a 10-2 record with three shutouts, 1.66 GAA and .942 save percentage.
News:Ben Scrivens enters the AHL's Western Conference finals on Thursday leading playoff goalies with a 1.77 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage.
Analysis: He was red-hot to end the regular season, netting the league's top goalie award, and has only turned up the heat to white for the postseason. This certainly has to improve his keeper status.
News:Ben Scrivens has won the AHL's Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award, presented to the goalie on the team that allows the fewest goals in the regular season.
Analysis: His Marlies allowed a league-low 175 goals while on the way to the North Division title. Ben Scrivens went 22-15-1 with four shutouts in 39 appearances and led the AHL with a 2.04 goals-against average. His apprenticeship in the A could continue next season if the Leafs follow through on their desire to upgrade with a veteran for the blue paint. Scrivens' future success won't be diminished by that at all. Not one little bit.
News:Ben Scrivens was assigned to the AHL on Sunday, the Maple Leafs' official Twitter page reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens will be joined by Jake Gardiner and Matt Frattin. Scrivens, 25, went 4-5-2 with a 3.13 GAA this season. It was his first stint in the NHL, and it remains to be seen if, or more likely when, he'll be given another opportunity with the Maple Leafs.
Leafs' Scrivens Gets Starting Nod Saturday Vs. Habs
News:Ben Scrivens will start Saturday's season finale against the Canadiens, according to TSN Montreal's John Lu.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has won two of three starts since being recalled last week, and with all the question marks surrounding James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson right now, could find himself auditioning for a regular spot on the team next season.
News: The Canadiens beat Ben Scrivens three times in Saturday's season finale, adding an empty-netter in the waning minutes of a 4-1 Montreal win. He posted 23 saves on the night (.885).
Analysis: The Toronto crease will be one of the team's unsettled positions in the offseason. Ben Scrivens will be out of contract over the offseason, but we suspect that the Leafs may be interested in re-signing him.
News:Ben Scrivens stopped 35 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Lightning.
Analysis: Not a bad effort for Ben Scrivens against Steven Stamkos and Co. Still, it's hard to rely on him in fantasy, as this was just the third time in his 10 starts this season that he allowed two or fewer goals.
News:Ben Scrivens will face the Lightning on Thursday, according to Paul Hendrick of NHL.com.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens was bombed for six goals in his last outing, and truth be told, he likely wouldn't be out there if the Leafs had another healthy option in net.
News:Ben Scrivens allowed six goals on 45 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to Buffalo, blowing leads of 3-0 and 5-3 in the process.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens was the victim of a few spotty defensive plays by his teammates, but the Sabres led gave him solid leads that he couldn't hold. Scrivens is the Leafs' only healthy netminder, essentially, and could see a start or two the remainder of the week.
News:Ben Scrivens will start in net Tuesday against the Sabres, according to David Atler of The Fan 590.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens is basically the only healthy keeper the Leafs have at this point. He allowed three goals in picking up a win in his last start against the Sabres, so he will be called on to duplicate the feat Tuesday.
News:Ben Scrivens made 29 saves on 32 shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
Analysis: He's been called to action due to a rash of injuries, and showed well Saturday. He also picked up a couple of wins back in November during similar circumstances, but is likely headed back to the AHL shortly.
News:Ben Scrivens, who was just recalled on Wednesday, is expected to make the start in goal on Saturday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: With James Reimer dealing with post-concussion symptoms and Jonas Gustavsson out, Ben Scrivens may be getting a little bit of extra work down the stretch. Jussi Rynnas is listed as the back-up for Saturday.
News:Ben Scrivens was recalled by the Leafs on Wednesday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: James Reimer appears to be having some post-concussion symptoms, which may open up some time in goal for Ben Scrivens down the stretch. After struggling initially, Scrivens has found his stride with the Marlies en route to a 2.02 GAA, .927 save percentage and 20-14-1 record in 36 games in the AHL this season.
News:Ben Scrivens was at practice on Friday but will be returning to the AHL Marlies to make way for James Reimer's return Saturday, reports The Globe and Mail.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens went 2-4-1 with a 2.96 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in his first stint in the NHL. "We're convinced that he's got a bright future as a goaltender," said coach Ron Wilson after practice Friday. "We knew that after training camp. I think that's kind of why you haven't seen us make any kind of moves [to bring in a veteran] in the meantime." He could end up as the Leafs' number two man as soon as next season if he puts in a good year in the A.
News:Ben Scrivens made 38 saves Sunday in a 3-2 loss to Carolina.
Analysis: He'd like the first one back for sure but he held the fort for the Leafs while they tried to battle back. He's been much better on the road than at home so he may well be in the twine tent when the Leafs play Friday in Dallas. We'll know more closer to the date.
News:Ben Scrivens gets the start Sunday against the Hurricanes, reports CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.
Analysis: The Canes are reeling but the Leafs are coming off a game Saturday night. Still, the team should be buoyed by their effort against the Caps on Saturday and Ben Scrivens has done very well on on the road. Put him between the pipes.
News:Ben Scrivens gave up three goals on 18 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Nashville.
Analysis: Despite taking the role of temporary starter away from Jonas Gustavsson, Ben Scrivens has lost three in a row and has only looked particularly good in three of his seven appearances. Here's betting the Leafs feel that James Reimer can't return soon enough.
News:Ben Scrivens will start Thursday against Nashville and appears to have taken the starter's job away from Jonas Gustavsson, according to Toronto's Sportsnet 590 The Fan.
Analysis: It's his fourth straight start and that, coupled with murmurs that general manager Brian Burke is shopping for a veteran back-up, suggest that Gustavsson's utility in Toronto may have seen an end. Nashville doesn't exactly have a lot of offensive firepower but they play a disciplined game. Ben Scrivens will certainly need to tighten up on his puck handling to earn a victory. Use with caution.
News:Ben Scrivens stopped 31 of 33 shots in Tuesday's shootout loss to Phoenix.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens could not turn away either shootout attempt he faced and he has lost his last two starts, which will certainly put a damper on the Leafs' championship parade. Kidding aside, Scrivens has allowed seven goals in the last two games and figures to see more starts with James Reimer still injured.
News:Ben Scrivens will get the start against Phoenix on Tuesday night, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: It's his third consecutive start. The Leafs have played sloppy hockey in front of him so activate him with caution. The Coyotes play a very disciplined game and will seize offensive opportunities at the first mistake.
News:Ben Scrivens made 19 saves in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa. He allowed three goals.
Analysis: His play was solid -- the first goal came on a delayed penalty and the second on a five-on-three. He could be in line for more starts given the Leafs' apparent lack of confidence in Jonas Gustavsson. Roll him on a match-up basis.
News:Ben Scrivens will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Senators, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens has essentially become the Leafs' top goalie with James Reimer on injured reserve - Saturday's start will be his fourth in the last five games. Though Scrivens' .900 save percentage and 3.27 GAA are a bit below average, he's a sneaky fantasy option Saturday against an Ottawa team that has not scored more than two goals in any of its previous four games.
News:Ben Scrivens stopped 38 of 40 shots through regulation and overtime, then didn't allow a goal on three chances in the shootout Thursday against the Blues.
Analysis: The rookie was called upon to make big saves early and often, and he did so again and again as the Leafs' defense struggled through this one. He's had his struggles too, but he just may be Toronto's most reliable goalie in the absence of James Reimer -- although considering the competition, that's not saying much.
News: The Leafs will go with rookie Ben Scrivens in net Thursday, according to Howard Berger of The Fan 590.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens gets a chance to make his third start of the year, though if his early season work is any indication of what to expect (4.05 GAA, .867 save percentage), you'll want to make sure he is on your league's waiver wire.
News:Ben Scrivens replaced Jonas Gustavsson on Tuesday with the Panthers up 3-0 in the second period. He allowed two goals on seven shots.
Analysis: He made several fantastic saves but the first goal was sketchy. Still, he may earn the start on Thursday given Gustavsson's poor play. Stay tuned.
News:Ben Scrivens was pulled late in the second period Saturday after allowing five goals on 14 shots.
Analysis: He wasn't at fault -- his teammates were flatter than a pancake Saturday night and he was left without support on every goal. This kid has a strong future but he should be in the AHL furthering his development right now.
News:Ben Scrivens will be in goal for Saturday's game against the Bruins, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis:Ben Scrivens will make his second straight start after giving up just one goal in his NHL debut Thursday. With James Reimer (upper body) out awhile, and Jonas Gustavsson owning a .886 save percentage, Scrivens could earn himself further playing time if he continues to play well.
News:Ben Scrivens made 38 saves in his first NHL game Thursday, defeating the Blue Jackets 4-1.
Analysis: The undrafted netminder had a very good year for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL last year, putting up a .924 save percentage in his first pro season after a dominating career at Cornell. There are bodies, including currently injured starter James Reimer, still ahead of him on the depth chart, but the 25-year-old netminder has shown that he's got the ability to succeed at every level so far.
News:Ben Scrivens will start in goal Thursday at Columbus, according to Leafs radio play-by-play man Dan Dunleavy.
Analysis: James Reimer still isn't ready to return from injury and Jonas Gustavsson saw plenty of action in Wednesday's win over New Jersey, so Ben Scrivens will make his first NHL start.
News:Ben Scrivens was returned to the AHL on Wednesday, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis: Assuming James Reimer is healthy, it's going to be a little while before he gets another callup to the big club. Ben Scrivens was only brought into the fold on an emergency basis for Monday's game.
News:Ben Scrivens has been called up on an emergency basis for Monday's game against the Flyers, James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis: Jonas Gustavsson will start in goal for Toronto, while it's currently expected that James Reimer will be ready to play again by Thursday, so Ben Scrivens shouldn't see any game action during this brief stint with the club barring an injury to Monster, or a terrible run of ineffective play Monday night.
News:Ben Scrivens was sent to the Marlies on Sunday, Jeff Marek of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: With Jonas Gustavsson locked in as the Leafs' No. 2 netminder, Ben Scrivens will need an injury or significant run of ineffective play from James Reimer (or Monster) to make his way onto the NHL depth chart again this season.
News:Ben Scrivens has survived the cuts at Leafs' camp and remains with the big club.
Analysis: The team is down to 29 so they do need to pare a few more off this week. Ben Scrivens is giving Jonas Gustavsson a real run for the back-up job. He may still end up in the AHL but we're impressed.
News:Ben Scrivens has impressed this preseason and appears to be easily able to fill the back-up role if something ever happens to Jonas Gustavsson.
Analysis: There's no controversy ... yet. Ben Scrivens has been excellent so far -- 63 minutes of action, .958 save percentage and 0.95 goals against average. And there are lots of people out there who think he could actually end up as the back-up sooner rather than later. We're not ready to anoint him heir just yet but we are duly impressed. Watch and wait.
News: Scrivens has signed a new one-year, two-way contract with the Maple Leafs, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: This past season, Scrivens, a top goalie prospect, spent time in the ECHL before he was promoted to the AHL for 33 games. He went on to post a 13-12-5 record for the Marlies, complemented by a sturdy 2.33 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. By securing his services, the Buds preserve critical organizational depth at the goalie spot for next season.
News: Scrivens will start Friday's AHL game and then come up to the Leafs on Saturday to back-up James Reimer.
Analysis: Scrivens is talented and big, but it was less than a week ago that he was toiling in the ECHL. His value is long term; no need to nab him now.
News: Scrivens was recalled to the AHL Marlies for Tuesday's game following Jussi Rynnas' finger injury.
Analysis: Bennie will get a chance to prove he belongs in the AHL -- and perhaps more -- during the four weeks Rynnas is out. The Marlies are pushing toward a playoff berth so he has a chance to really impress. He did so Tuesday with a 34-save, 2-1 win over the Manitoba Moose. Keeper leaguers should file his name but don't roster him just yet -- the Leafs are actually deep between the pipes and we need time to see who will emerge with the most potential.