Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 2/8/14
Dave Bolland isn't taking any chances in his comeback from a gruesome ankle injury which has had him sidelined for over three months."Things are progressing, not as quickly as I wished they were, but things are progressing," Bolland told the Toronto Sun on Thursday. "I wish I could get on the ice (in a game), but it's about getting my ankle better and getting my tendon better and getting stronger.""It's making sure I can handle the 20-odd games we have left instead of 10 or so."Nicknamed "The Rat" for his ability to effortlessly get under an opponent's skin and take his focus away from the task at hand, Bolland is in his first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, coming over from Chicago last offseason as the principle in a trade that sent three draft picks to the Blackhawks - and hasn't had much of a chance to endear himself to the manic Maple leafs' fan base.Bolland had a tendon in his ankle severed by Vancouver Canucks' Zack Kassian who raised his blade and sliced in...
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