Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/2/13

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 15: Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs waits for a face off during the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on January 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mike Zimmer colorfully praises Case Keenum over gutsy play

Report: Kelly reached agreement with Florida, can back out

Broncos officially name Paxton Lynch starting QB for Week 12

Report: Chip Kelly expected to only consider UCLA, Florida

Trump calls LaVar Ball a ‘poor man’s version of Don King’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Blake Griffin out partying at 3 a.m. with Kendall Jenner after blowout loss to Knicks

Reggie Jackson's trolling in an NBA of long-tailed narratives

Top storylines for college football's Rivalry Week

Gabby Douglas says she was also abused by Larry Nassar

MLB punishes Braves, bans former GM for life

Report: Paxton Lynch will start for Broncos in Week 12

NFL Week 12 predictions

College football Week 13 predictions

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

The Eagles are soaring but to what heights?

2017 Week 13 college football players to watch

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Sports & Politics Intersect: Is Jerry out of his league?

The 'Wheelin' and Thielen in Minnesota' quiz

Follow Ben Simmons as he leads us to the NBA's unknown future

Winners and losers from NBA's first month

Maple Leafs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL Week 12 predictions

NFL MVP Watch: Carson Wentz stands tall among the pack

The 'Greatest show on flat Earth' quiz

Young Maple Leafs maturing their way to the NHL elite

The Eagles are soaring but to what heights?

2017 Week 13 college football players to watch

The 'Wheelin' and Thielen in Minnesota' quiz

What each NFL team should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

NFL Week 11 injury report

Sports & Politics Intersect: Is Jerry out of his league?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker