The Toronto Maple Leafs are losers of five straight and facing the prospect of going into this weekend's games without four of their top scorers.A full quarter of the Maple Leafs' offensive output is sitting on the shelf due to one ailment or another, and now comes word that center Tyler Bozak has suffered yet another injury and is considered day-to-day.The nature of Bozak's injury has not been commented on publicly - other than it the upper-body variety - but the 6' 1", 195 pound center was just returning from a hamstring problem that has limited him to just 16 games for Toronto. He skated off about midway through the contest with the San Jose Sharks and repaired to the room......but after he came back out and took a couple of shifts to try and play through the issues, coach Randy Carlyle shut him down for the night. Bozak had an MRI on Wednesday, but the results of the test were not revealed.When he went back out, he tried it. It wasn't ab...
The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the brink of matching their longest losing streak in nearly two years. Considering their growing injury concerns, they may not be able to avoid that fate. Toronto looks to snap a five-game skid Thursday night when it hosts the Dallas Stars. The Maple Leafs (14-11-3) haven't lost six in a row since Feb. 18-29, 2012, and they may not be near full strength with some of their top players battling various ailments. Phil Kessel left Wednesday's practice with an unspecified injury and it's not clear if he'll play. He hasn't missed a game and leads the team with 15 goals and 25 points. "He said that he had enough practice," coach Randy Carlyle said. "He said that he didn't feel good in one area of his body so we let him go. He had a little tweak." Joffrey Lupul, who has eight goals and seven assists but has missed four straight games with a groin injury, was limited in practice. Tyler Bozak was set to have an MRI after suffering an upper
The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the brink of matching their longest losing streak in nearly two years. Toronto looks to snap a five-game skid Thursday night when it hosts the Dallas Stars. The Maple Leafs (14-11-3) haven't lost six in a row since Feb. 18-29, 2012, and they may not be near full strength with some of their top players battling various ailments. Phil Kessel left Wednesday's practice with an unspecified injury and it's not clear if he'll play.
For the last few games, the Toronto Maple Leafs had to face questionable officiating. The game against the Buffalo Sabres ended in controversy. Tied 2-2, with under a minute to go in regulation, Leaf’s forward, James Van Riemsdyk had a short-handed break away. Buffalo’s Matt D’Agostini caught up with Van Riemsdyk and brought him down as if he trip him. However, the officials ruled that D’Agostini touched the puck during the play. Leaf’s head coach, Randy Carlyle was not too happy with the call. ”I thought it should have been a penalty,” he said during the post game press conference. The Sabres scored in overtime and got the 3-2 victory. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Leafs, it did. Then next night, Toronto faced their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens jumped out to a 2-0 lead and never looked back. Montreal won the game 4-2. “Obviously, we’re not winning the battles,” said Carlyle. Leaf goalie, Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves during the g
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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle wasn't giving specifics about Tyler Bozak's upper-body injury suffered Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks, but said that the team's No. 1 centre will have an MRI to determine its severity. Bozak left the bench and went down the tunnel early in the second period, returned to play a handful of shifts and then did play in the third. When Bozak was in the game in the second, he assisted on Phil Kessel's power play goal. He took just three more shifts after that, including one that lasted only 13 seconds. Bozak missed 12 games earlier this season with a hamstring injury. The news didn't get better for the team on Wednesday after Kessel left practice early with what Carlyle described as a 'tweak' and added that he, "wasn't feeling well in one area of his body." Carlyle was unsure if Kessel would be available on Thursday when the Leafs take on the Dallas Stars. "He just told me needed to leave t...
"We felt we have players ahead of him, simple as that," said head coach Randy Carlyle.
TORONTO -- Andrew Desjardins set the tone early. Mike Brown gave the Sharks the lead. San Jose’s fourth line, which also included James Sheppard, wasn’t just effective in the 4-2 win in Toronto on Tuesday night. It was the biggest factor in the Sharks pocketing their sixth win in a row, according to head coach Todd McLellan.
Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD As the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to struggle for wins holding a current record of 3-5-2 in their last ten games played, there seems to be some positive to take away as their play may to be trending in a positive direction. After a few poor games, in addition to an abysmal loss to one of their biggest rivals on Saturday night, the Leafs were beginning t...
Tyler Seguin has missed the last two games for hte Dallas Stars with concussion-life symptoms but could play in Thursday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Stars head coach Mike Heika said that that Seguin was improving and could be ready for tomorrows game, via Dallas Morning News. He’s doing well. He did really well [Monday], he’ll be the one guy who will skate [Wednesday], and there’s a possibility he could play in Toronto. Without Seguin the Stars defeated the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. If Seguin can’t play against Toronto, his next chance to get back into the lineup will be on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.