Hall of Famer Ted (Teeder) Kennedy, former captain of the Leafs and a member of five Toronto Stanley Cup teams, is in a St. Catharines hospital after a bad fall at his home.David Shoalts at the Globe and Mail also reports it, using the term "seriously ill."
The 81-year-old whose No. 9 is an honoured sweater with the Leafs, played from 1942 until 1957. His 560 points rank ninth in team history and were the most of any Leaf from the war years.
Kukla also informed me of Dutch Reibel's passing.
Earl "Dutch" Reibel, the former Detroit Red Wings player who helped the team win consecutive Stanley Cups in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 76.
Reibel died Wednesday in Kitchener from complications resulting from a recent stroke, according to a death notice posted by the family.
He joined the Red Wings in 1953 and helped them win Stanley Cups in 1954 and 1955.
Reibel finished in the top 10 in the NHL in scoring in each of his first three years and won the Lady Byng Trophy in 1957.
He was the only player to dethrone Gordie Howe as the Red Wings' top scorer between 1950 and 1964, edging him by four points in 1955.
Reibel was traded to Chicago in 1957 and played for Boston the next season before retiring.