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Zack Kassian had no idea.
Informed that the Maple Leafs' David Bolland had been taken to a local hospital for surgery after Kassian's skate had sliced a tendon in the left ankle area of the Toronto forward, the Vancouver bad boy was caught completely off guard.
"Really? That's tough," the Canucks forward said. "Everything happened so fast. That's a tough play.
"I have a lot of respect for him. He's hard nosed and works hard."
For once, there were no accusing fingers being wagged at Kassian, who was suspended for eight games earlier this year for a pre-season incident in which his stick broke the jaw of the Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner.
This time around, Kassian was finishing his check on Bolland early in the second period of Vancouver's 4-0 win on Saturday when his skate sliced into the bottom of Bolland's leg.
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via the Toronto Maple Leafs,
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that forward Dave Bolland underwent successful surgery Sunday in Vancouver to repair a severed tendon on the outside of his left ankle. He will be out indefinitely. He suffered the injury in the second period of Saturday’s game versus the Canucks.
Forward Tyler Bozak sustained a hamstring injury at Columbus...
Toronto Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland cut his left leg Saturday night and was taken to a hospital to have surgery.
The 27-year-old Bolland was injured in the second period when Vancouver's Zack Kassian checked him along the boards in the Maple Leafs' 4-0 loss. After the game, Bolland was placed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.
Kassian's skate appeared to...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed forward Dave Bolland on IR after he had surgery to repair a severed tendon on the outside of his left ankle, as per The Canadian Press. As previously reported, Bolland left Saturday night’s game after being hit into the boards by Zack Kassian and getting cut by his skate blade.
This injury comes at a very difficult time for the Leafs as their...
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without first-line center Tyler Bozak until at least Nov. 19 as he has been placed on long-term injured reserve according to David Alter of Sportsnet.ca. Bozak has not played in more than a week with what the team has termed a lower-body injury.
The move makes room for Nikolai Kulemin to make his return from the IR according to Alter's report...
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Phil Kessel scored seven goals in seven games.
I realize that some of out are probably tired of reading about Phil Kessel, but it is hard not to write about him.
Just as I predicted in my last article, Kessel’s five goals in three games awarded him with the Second Star of the Week honors and looks as if he’s not slowing down either.
In the game against Edmonton, he racked up...
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without center Dave Bolland as the team announced he will have surgery after suffering a laceration on his left leg during a play with Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian in the second period in Saturday’s game.
Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle said that the cut was similar to the Achilles injury suffered by Ottawa Senators defensemen Erik Karlsson...
James van Riemsdyk has become the Maple Leafs’ latest centre by default.
With Dave Bolland and Tyler Bozak nursing injuries, coach Randy Carlyle had van Riemsdyk centring the top line between Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel at practice at the Air Canada Centre on Monday.
“He has played there before, so it does not take rocket science to go in that direction,” Carlyle said of...
The Toronto Maple Leafs updated the status of injured center Dave Bolland, who suffered a leg laceration in Saturday's 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
The 27-year-old forward had successful surgery on the weekend to repair a severed tendon on the outside of his left ankle and the club states that he is out indefinitely.
The report did not indicate any...
The Toronto Maple Leafs were shutout in Vancouver (4-0) on Saturday night. To add insult to injury, veteran center Dave Bolland was taken on a stretcher from Roger's Arena after he was hit by former Buffalo Sabres winger Zack Kassian. Bolland suffered a lacerated leg and the required surgery. Its not known of the Achilles tendon was the tendon that was affected by Kassian'...
In what looked like a scene from WWE (yes it's rehearsed), Joffrey Lupul saw a chance to deliver a hard check on Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin next to his goal but, instead of laying into Sedin, he took out his own Maple Leafs teammate Nazem Kadri with a ferocious elbow.
And Kadri went down like Randy Orton hit with a chair .
Lupul had his sights squarely...
The status of Dave Bolland is uncertain after the Leafs center suffered an ankle laceration in a 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at the Rogers Arena Saturday night, but even if the outlook is positive following the surgical repair late Saturday night, the expectation is that the two-time Stanley Cup winner will be out for several weeks.
Head coach Randy Carlyle following...
The Maple Leafs completed their three game Western Canada road trip with a 4-0 shutout loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena Saturday night, but the result of the game was secondary to the concern over the injury to center Dave Bolland, who suffered a partially severed ankle tendon from a skate cut in the second period.
Bolland was injured and left the game early in the...
After getting by when being vastly out shot by their opponents, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally saw what happens when you play a pretty good team and let them out shoot you by a ton as they lost 4-0 to the Vancouver Canucks. The Maple Leafs were out shot 47-21 in the game including just 10 shots in the second [...]