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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. It also means Nazem Kadri will likely remain with Toronto's top wings Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk.
Though Bozak has been pretty solid this year with six points in 11 games, Kardri has filled in more than adequately with five points since moving up the depth chart. Meanwhile, Kessel has had six points and van Riemsdyk has five. So this is working out quite well.
That line now has a chance to gain a little more chemistry and may make it difficult for Randy Carlyle to put Bozak back between Kessel and van Riemsdyk when he returns.
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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...
As Paul noted, Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Bolland suffered an, "Erik Karlsson-type injury" that will require surgery during the Maple Leafs-Canucks game on Saturday. The Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk clarified Bolland's status while noting that Bolland was in fact wearing Kevlar socks, but still suffered what is probably a torn Achilles tendon:
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...
There will be plenty for Randy Carlyle to be bothered by in Saturday's awful outing in Vancouver, perhaps even enough to ruin the taste of two earlier wins in the week.
But where to start?
The second-period injury to David Bolland in which Vancouver pest Zack Kassian gashed the Leafs centre with his skate. Depending on the diagnosis, it may end up being the ugliest moment of...
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...
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Calgary Flames forward Derek Smith during NHL Game No. 185 in Calgary on Wednesday, October 30, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Ashton will...
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...
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...
The Globe and Mail's Roy MacGregor spoke with former Maple Leafs player, coach and Hockey Night in Canada commentator Howie Meeker ahead of Meeker's 90th birthday on Monday. The Hockey Hall of Famer spoke very bluntly about the state of the NHL while reflecting upon his own attempts to improve the game:
Flow: “They dump it out, they dump it in. Lots of times, there...
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 [...]