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-Monday's 5-4 overtime shootout victory for Toronto over Boston broke Rogers Sportsnet's record for a hockey broadcast with an average of 791,000 viewers. What's more amazing is that the previous record — 697,000 for a 2002 playoff game — was shown nationally while Monday's game was aired only in Ontario. TSN's three regional Leaf games have averaged 692,000 viewers, up 255 per cent over the same period in 2003. TSN's average for the entire 2003-04 season was 475,000. Hockey Night In Canada ratings for the early Saturday night games, all involving the Leafs, are up 43 per cent over the '03-04 season. The CBC is averaging 1,344,000 viewers for the early game. The late game average of 1,223,000 represents an 82 per cent increase. (toronto star) -The Colorado Avalanche announced today that the club has reassigned left wing Wojtek Wolski to his junior team, the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League. “Wojtek has shown everyone tremendous skill since the beginning of our training camp,” Avalanche Director of Player Development Craig Billington said. “He has a great future ahead of him and will be playing in the NHL for many years to come. We feel he gained valuable experience but at this time, his development and long-term career is our main concern.” (colorado avalanche) -Jason Spezza, the Senators leading point scorer, was not on the ice for the team's practice Wednesday morning. -Steve Yzerman will return to the lineup when the Wings host the Blackhawks on Thursday. By the way, these two teams will face-off against each other in a home-away-home format for the Wings.

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