After a two-day break for Christmas, the NHL schedule resumes with the Leafs taking on the New York Islanders at Nassau County Coliseum tonight (7pm, SportsNet, AM 640). Newly acquired Lee Stempniak, who has just 6 points in 14 games with the Leafs, is looking to shake a scoring slump.

The 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship begins today in Ottawa with Team Canada taking on the Czech Republic (7pm, TSN, FAN 590).

Here are the headlines of stories relating to the Leafs and the Marlies in the news this morning:

Leafs News
Marlies News
World Juniors
NHL and Hockey News