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Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was named to the All-Star Game on Thursday, but one might understand if he isn't willing to flash a smile.
Phaneuf took a puck to the side of the face in the waning moments of Thursday's 4-0 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets.
The 26-year-old defenseman, who had an assist earlier in the contest, was lying in a pool of blood just outside the crease.
"His mouth is swollen, but he didn't lose any teeth," Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson told the Toronto Sun. "We'll just have to wait and see what the X-rays and everything else show."
The ninth overall pick of the 2003 draft, Phaneuf has recorded six goals, 21 assists and 47 penalty minutes this season.
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Dion Phaneuf was unable to dodge a bullet, but it did not seriously wound him. The Leafs captain left the ice in the third period of last night's 4-0 victory over Winnipeg after taking an Andrew Ladd shot in the face and was not at Leafs practice this morning.
Phaneuf did not suffer any broken bones from the shot, but was given the day to recuperate. He is expected to...
TORONTO (AP) -- Joffrey Lupul scored at 7:10 of the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Saturday night.
With the game looking to have slipped out of Toronto's control, Lupul grabbed a rare turnover from Henrik Zetterberg behind the net and lifted a shot over goalie Jimmy Howard for his 19th goal.
Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the hockey club has assigned forward Colton Orr to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League...
On a slightly lighter note given that the NHL has all but declared war on the PA via their realignment press release (no hockey next October, folks? Ken Holland told the Free Press’s Helene St. James that he’s just as bummed out about this news as we are), given what Brian Burke had to say about the demise of the enforcer yesterday and Mike Babcock’s rebuttal thereof (which...
By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk)
The Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a hot start to the New Year, which is no surprise based on the team’s history of success between January 1 and the end of the regular season. With a victory tonight and a little bit of luck, the Leafs can get as high as fifth in the Eastern Conference, three points clear of the final playoff spot...
By: Aadil Nanji
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Ron Wilson to a one-year contract extension on Christmas Day. This move was predicated on the teams improved performance, leaving them in playoff contention almost halfway through the season. The underlying question is whether Wilson is deserved of this extension and if Leafs improved performance is based on Wilson’s...
TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned forward Matt Frattin and defenseman Korbinian Holzer to the American...
The Toronto Maple Leafs assigned forward Matt Frattin and defenseman Korbinian Holzer to the American Hockey League on Friday.
Brian Burke is struggling to come to grips with the evolution of hockey. On a day the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager sent enforcer Colton Orr to the American Hockey League, he bemoaned that there doesn't appear to be much need for players like Orr in today's game. Long a proponent of rough-and-tumble hockey, Burke now presides over a Leafs team that is built largely...
Jonas Gustavsson stopped all 24 shots he faced Thursday night for his second career shutout, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets. With the Maple Leafs facing a key stretch in their schedule, coach Ron Wilson says the goaltender that wins will stay in net for the following game.
Starting off the new year with two wins in a row, the Toronto Maple Leafs look to stay in the win column as they welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town for an original six match-up on Saturday night.
This is the only meeting between the two teams this season. In last season's lone game, Detroit picked up a 4-2 victory on home ice at Joe Louis Arena. Saturday's game marks...
Joffrey Lupul scored at 7:10 of the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Saturday night. With the game looking to have slipped out of Toronto's control, Lupul grabbed a rare turnover from Henrik Zetterberg behind the net and lifted a shot over goalie Jimmy Howard for his 19th goal.