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Posted by Yardbarker: Toronto Maple Leafs on November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized with No Comments

It’s not another significant injury, but there was another missing body at practice on Monday for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs have had only two forwards play all 20 games this season – Phil Kessel and Mason Raymond – and one member of that pair was absent at practice on Monday, which is rarely a good sign. The diagnosis this time, however, wasn’t that dire. “Phil Kessel? Flu,” Leafs coach Randy Carlyle explained of his top scorer’s absence. “We felt it was in best interests [of the team] to stay away. He’ll visit with our doctors this afternoon. We’ll see what medicine can be prescribed for him to be available tomorrow night.” After starting the season with 18 points in 13 games, Kessel has been quiet of late, with just one point in the Leafs last seven outings. His lack of production, however, isn’t related to the illness, as Carlyle said it was something that came up on Sunday following Toronto’s 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres a night earlier. As per usual, Kessel’s

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