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Kardi named to Team Canada for IIHF tourney | 04/18/2014 11:52 AM
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Nazem Kadri was named to Team Canada for the upcoming IIHF Championships scheduled to begin on May 9th in Belarus.
James Mirtle Twitter

Impact
He will be joined on the squad by teammates Morgan Rielly and James Reimer. Kadri had an inconsistent season but still set career highs in goals and points with 20 and 50 respectively. Reilly is a promising defenseman who just scratched the surface of his vast talent this season. We all know about the trials Reimer had in 2013-14.
T.J. Brennan's the AHL defenseman of the year | 04/16/2014 4:08 PM
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T.J. Brennan has been selected as the AHL defenseman of the year.
NHL.com

Impact
Brennan had 24 goals, 69 points, and 111 penalty minutes in 73 AHL games this season. The 25-year-old defenseman has struggled to establish himself at the NHL level, but he has enough offensive upside to make him worth keeping an eye on.
Toronto inks prospect Viktor Loov | 04/16/2014 3:53 PM
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Viktor Loov has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Toronto.
MapleLeafs.nhl.com

Impact
Loov had five goals and 12 points in 40 games in Sweden in 2013-14. He was taken with the 209th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Team USA names Jake Gardiner to WHC roster | 04/16/2014 8:29 AM
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Jake Gardiner will play for Team USA at the World Hockey Championships next month in Minsk, Belarus.
Toronto Star

Impact
Gardiner notched new personal bests in 2013-14 with 10 goals and 31 points in 80 games.
Morgan Rielly to play for Canada at WHC | 04/16/2014 8:26 AM
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Morgan Rielly will suit up for Team Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships next month.
Toronto Star

Impact
The rookie defender recorded two goals and 27 points in 73 games this season.
James Reimer to participate in Worlds for CAN | 04/15/2014 8:32 PM
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James Reimer confirmed he will be suiting up for Team Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championships in Belarus next month.
TSN

Impact
Reimer joins a solid bunch of players already confirmed to be playing for Canada, including Ryan Ellis, Alex Burrows, Sean Monahan, David Perron, Kyle Turris and Kevin Bieksa. Canada's roster should be announced on Wednesday by the team's GM Rob Blake.
Joffrey Lupul recovering well from surgery | 04/14/2014 11:41 AM
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Joffrey Lupul is doing well in his recovery from knee surgery.
The Canadian Press

Impact
He said he doesn't expect his off-season training to be impacted by the injury and he's expected to be ready for training camp. Lupul had 22 goals and 44 points in 69 games this season.
Leafs' Bernier to have sports hernia surgery | 04/14/2014 11:35 AM
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Jonathan Bernier will undergo sports hernia surgery on Wednesday.
The Canadian Press

Impact
He sat out five games in March due to the injury before finishing the season on the sidelines with what was initially reported as an MCL strain. He apparently aggravated the injury on Apr. 3 against Boston. "I felt pretty good," he said. "It was sore but my range, my stretching was fine. I think a lot of players play through that." He should be ready for training camp next season.
James Reimer good but ends season with loss | 04/12/2014 10:05 PM
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Toronto goalie James Reimer lost for the first time in eight career starts in Ottawa Saturday night.
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Impact
But the beleaguered goalie turned in a strong effort, stopping 36 of 37 shots by the Senators. Reimer had entered with a 7-0 mark in Canada's capital city, including a 1.13 goals-against-average, .970 save percentage and two shutouts. But his teammates couldn't score and the Maple Leafs lost, 1-0. The Leafs' regular season is now over and Reimer may well be done as a Toronto goalie as he struggled for much of the schedule. He finishes the season with a record of 12-16-1, a GAA of 3.29 and a save percentage of .911.
Toronto recalls Peter Holland | 04/12/2014 1:54 PM
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Toronto has brought up Peter Holland.
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Impact
He has tallied five goals and 10 points in 38 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
Leafs bring up Petter Granberg | 04/12/2014 1:52 PM
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Petter Granberg has been summoned from the minors.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
He will make his NHL debut Saturday night against Ottawa. Granberg has skated in 70 games with the Leafs' minor-league affiliate this season, where he has six points.
Trevor Smith returned to Marlies | 04/12/2014 12:30 PM
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The Maple Leafs have re-assisgned Trevor Smith to the Marlies of the AHL.
Jonas Siegel Twitter

Impact
He was called up for Thursday's game and received only 7:55 of ice time. Smith has nine points in 27 games with the Leafs this season.
Ashton won't play Saturday night v Sens | 04/12/2014 12:28 PM
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Carter Ashton will sit out Saturday night's game against Ottawa due to a knee injury.
Jonas Siegel Twitter

Impact
He sustained in the injury in practice on Wednesday and will not be able to play against the Senators Saturday night. We doubt Ashton's absence will have a huge impact on your fantasy fortunes.
Bolland won't play Saturday v Sens | 04/12/2014 12:26 PM
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Dave Bolland will not play in the Maple Leafs season finale against Ottawa Saturday night.
Jonas Siegel Twitter

Impact
His ankle is still bothering him and it looks like he will sit out the final game of a season in which he missed all but 23 games due to injury.
Reimer to start v Sens Saturday night | 04/12/2014 12:18 PM
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Look for James Reimer to start in goal Saturday night against the Senators.
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Impact
It is the Maple Leafs last game of a dismal season in which the team saw a sure playoff spot disappear with an ugly losing streak of nine consecutive regulation time losses. Reimer's future with Toronto is not clear as he personally struggled for much of the campaign and is clearly behind Jonathan Bernier on the club's depth chart.
Toronto taps Brendan Shanahan as president | 04/11/2014 10:03 AM
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Brendan Shanahan has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team's president.
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Impact
Shanahan will leave his post as the NHL's top disciplinarian and bring the experience that he gathered from his Hall of Fame career to the table. He won an Olympic gold medal and three Stanley Cup championships. Naming him as the president means that Dave Nonis will keep his job as the general manager. That being said, Nonis will now be working under Shanahan and might see his influence diminished as a result.
Jake Gardiner sets new high for points | 04/11/2014 8:48 AM
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Jake Gardiner assisted on both of Toronto's goals in a 4-2 loss to Florida Thursday.
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Impact
He established a new personal best with 31 points as a result of the two-point effort. Gardiner has finished the season on a positive note. He has produced five goals and nine assists in his past 17 outings.
| 04/11/2014 1:45 AM
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Paul Ranger returned to action on Thursday April 10.
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Tyler Bozak's 2 points aren't enough for TOR | 04/11/2014 12:01 AM
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Tyler Bozak scored a goal and added an assist for Toronto on Thursday, but the Leafs ended up on the wrong ended of a 4-2 decision with the Panthers.
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Impact
The shifty center has enjoyed his best NHL season to-date, racking up 49 points in 57 games. Jake Gardiner also enjoyed a strong game with two assists in the defeat.
Drew MacIntyre loses first NHL start | 04/10/2014 11:59 PM
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Making his first NHL start, Drew MacIntyre suffered a loss in a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Panthers Thursday night.
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Impact
The 30-year-old rookie deserves congratulations for finally making an NHL start, but he has virtually no fantasy value. Look for James Reimer to make at least one more start from here on in.
Carter Ashton (knee) won't play Thursday | 04/10/2014 6:28 PM
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Carter Ashton sustained a knee injury at practice on Wednesday.
Mark Masters on Twitter

Impact
He won't be available to play Thursday as a result. Ashton has three assists in 32 games with the Leafs this season and shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Toronto recalls Trevor Smith | 04/10/2014 6:25 PM
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Trevor Smith has been called up by Toronto.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
He's expected to play Thursday night, but he's still en route to Florida. Smith has nine points in 27 games with the Leafs this season.
Maple Leafs ink prospect Ryan Rupert | 04/10/2014 5:39 PM
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Toronto has signed Ryan Rupert a three-year, entry-level contract.
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Impact
In his fourth season with the London Knights, he broke out with 21 goals and 73 points in 68 games. He's currently playing in the second round of the OHL playoffs. Rupert was chosen in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Maple Leafs.
Drew MacIntyre finally get his 1st NHL start | 04/10/2014 1:18 PM
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As it was speculated earlier, Drew MacIntyre will get his first NHL start on Thursday against Florida.
Toronto Star

Impact
The 30-year-old netminder has appeared in five NHL games in relief and he's spent the vast majority of his professional career toiling in the minors.
Cody Franson not thinking about future yet | 04/10/2014 11:33 AM
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Cody Franson is slated for restricted free agency this summer.
Toronto Sun

Impact
He signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs after he held out for most of training camp. He might end up being used as trade bait in the off-season. "As players, we can only control what we can control. The rest is up to the people upstairs," he said. "We've still got two games to pay and there will be lots of time for reflecting. There's some decisions that have to be made, but we'll worry about that after the season's done." Franson posted five goals and 33 points in 77 games this season.
Nazem Kadri hopes to stay with Maple Leafs | 04/10/2014 11:27 AM
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Nazem Kadri understands that trade rumors could heat up again for his services, but he'd like to stay in Toronto.
Toronto Sun

Impact
"I've cherished my time (as a Leaf) and hopefully it continues," Kadri said on Wednesday. "I love Toronto. I love our fans and how passionate they are." He has averaged 17:25 of ice time per contest in 2013-14 and he's recorded 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists) in 76 games.
Leafs may start Drew MacIntyre on Thursday | 04/10/2014 11:24 AM
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Drew MacIntyre could get his first NHL start Thursday.
Toronto Sun

Impact
The Leafs have been eliminated from postseason play, so letting the journeyman goaltender have his moment in the sun would be a good gesture. "It doesn't matter when or where it is, you want to get that chance to start," said the 30-year-old netminder on Wednesday. "We will see. I hope it happens." James Reimer would also like to see MacIntyre get a chance to play.
Jerry D'Amigo heads to the AHL | 04/09/2014 6:38 PM
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Jerry D'Amigo has been sent to the minors.
James Mirtle on Twitter

Impact
D'Amigo has three points in 22 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He also has 19 goals and 11 assists in 46 AHL contests in 2013-14.
James Reimer won't say if he'll ask for trade | 04/09/2014 3:35 PM
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James Reimer sidestepped the question of whether he'll ask for a trade over the summer.
Mark Masters on Twitter

Impact
"Let's wait a couple of days before we talk about that," Reimer said. "Obviously, it's a fair question." Reimer wants to be a starting goaltender in the NHL and it's become clear that won't happen in Toronto. The question is if there's a team out there that will give him a better chance. Reimer has a 3.34 GAA and .909 save percentage in 35 games this season, so there might not be much of a market for him.
Paul Ranger has the flu | 04/09/2014 1:40 PM
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Paul Ranger is battling the flu.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter

Impact
Ranger was left behind when the team went from Tampa Bay to Sunrise, Florida, but he will rejoin the team on Thursday. In other words, there's still a chance that he'll play in Thursday night's game.
James Reimer and Leafs lose again | 04/09/2014 12:31 AM
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James Reimer allowed two goals on 33 shots, but it was enough for Tampa to steamroll Toronto 3-0 and hand the Leafs their 10th loss in 12 games.
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Impact
Reimer has been a central figure in the Leafs' struggles, as he has not won a single start since Jan. 21. He is 2-9 in his last 11 appearances, and will still be the Leafs' starter to close out the season due to Jonathan Bernier's injury. Reimer is 12-15-1 this season with a .908 save percentage and 3.37 goals against average.
Maple Leafs eliminated from post-season | 04/09/2014 12:25 AM
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Phil Kessel and the Maple Leafs' were shut out by Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, effectively suffocating their faint hopes of making the playoffs.
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Impact
Kessel and the top line hit a cold streak for the Leafs at a very crucial time in the season. In his past six games, the Leafs' sniper has three points despite managing 80 in as many games over the course of the season.
Dion Phaneuf struggling down the stretch | 04/08/2014 9:56 PM
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Dion Phaneuf's performance has plummeted at the same pace as the Leafs' playoff hopes lately, as the Captain has just one assist and a -11 rating over his past nine games.
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Impact
Phaneuf was enjoying a superb season until Toronto's losing streak hit last month, with 30 points and a +14 rating in 66 games before this disappointing stretch. Poor goaltending, disastrous giveaways and a drop off in energy have contributed to this Leaf's demise.
Toronto calls up Carter Ashton | 04/08/2014 1:39 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have summoned Carter Ashton.
Tim Wharnsby on Twitter

Impact
With Dave Bolland (ankle) questionable on Tuesday, Toronto needed another forward. Ashton has no goals and three assists in 31 games with the Maple Leafs in 2013-14.
Look for Reimer to start Tuesday | 04/08/2014 12:16 PM
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James Reimer is expected to start on Tuesday.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter

Impact
No real surprise there. Jonathan Bernier is hurt, so the Leafs might ride out Reimer for the rest of the season. His future with the team is very much in question though after his lackluster performance when they needed him to step up in recent weeks.
Bolland might not be able to play Tuesday | 04/08/2014 12:09 PM
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Dave Bolland (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
James Mirtle on Twitter

Impact
As previously reported, he hasn't completely recovered from the sliced tendon that's cost him most of the season. Those lingering problems are what's putting his availability into question now.
Dave Bolland sits skate, may still play Tues. | 04/08/2014 9:22 AM
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Dave Bolland didn't skate Monday, but he still could be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.
Toronto Sun

Impact
He hasn't returned to being 100 percent healthy from his sliced tendon on the outside of his left ankle because he aggravates the injury each game he has played. "He's not hurting himself," coach Randy Carlyle said. "It's just (with his) pain threshold he rolls his ankle and sometimes it takes up to 10 minutes to come back." Bolland played just 9:15 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Winnipeg.
Joffrey Lupul (knee) is done for the year | 04/07/2014 5:00 PM
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Joffrey Lupul will miss the rest of the regular season because he requires knee surgery.
Toronto Sun

Impact
He will need about three to four weeks of recovery time. Lupul just returned to Toronto's lineup on Saturday after he sat out one game with an undisclosed lower-body injury, but he wasn't able to play in the third period. He finishes the season with 22 goals and 44 points in 69 contests.
Toronto will promote goalie Drew MacIntyre | 04/04/2014 12:31 PM
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The Maple Leafs will call up Drew MacIntyre.
NHL.com

Impact
That's no surprise, given that Jonathan Bernier won't return before the end of the regular season. MacIntyre has a 2.49 GAA and .918 save percentage in 48 AHL games.
Leafs lose Bernier for rest of regular season | 04/04/2014 12:28 PM
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Jonathan Bernier's lower body injury is a MCL strain.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
Bernier is out for three weeks, which means that the only way he returns before 2014-15 is if the Toronto Maple Leafs make the playoffs. The odds of that happening are remote. He has a 2.69 GAA and .923 save percentage in 54 games in 2013-14.
James van Riemsdyk hits 30-goal mark | 04/04/2014 9:08 AM
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James van Riemsdyk registered six shots and picked up his 30th goal of the year on Thursday night.
Toronto Sun

Impact
"Thirty is nice, but a lot of that has to do with the opportunity I've been given here," he said. "The coaching staff has shown confidence in me and I'm trying to take advantage of it." The 2013-14 season has been a coming out party for JVR, who was taken with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft by Philadelphia. He is one point away from hitting 60 on the year.
Tyler Bozak records his 18th goal Thursday | 04/04/2014 8:56 AM
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Tyler Bozak netted his 18th goal in Toronto's overtime win over Boston on Thursday night.
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Impact
In 73 games during the 2011-12 campaign, Bozak had his best offensive numbers with 18 goals and 47 points. He's been better this year, with 18 goals and 46 points in just 54 appearances.
Joffrey Lupul doubtful to return Saturday | 04/04/2014 8:52 AM
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Joffrey Lupul (lower body) is considered doubtful for Saturday's contest against Winnipeg.
Toronto Sun

Impact
He wasn't able to play in Thursday's overtime win over Boston because of a lower-body problem that has been bothering him.
Jonathan Bernier will have an MRI Friday | 04/04/2014 8:50 AM
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Jonathan Bernier will have an MRI on his lower-body injury Friday morning.
Toronto Sun

Impact
He was forced to leave Thursday's game against Boston with 11:38 seconds remaining in regulation. Bernier was hurt after Toronto defenseman Paul Ranger pushed Patrice Bergeron on top of him. His status should become clearer at some point in the afternoon, but for now consider him day-to-day.
Nazem Kadri nets OT winner to sink Bruins | 04/03/2014 10:41 PM
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Nazem Kadri scored the winner for the Maple Leafs in their 4-3 overtime trimph over the Bruins on Thursday night.
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Impact
Kadri had a ton of expectations heaped on him this season, his second full campaign in the NHL, after tallying 44 points last year. While he didn't take the leap many hoped for, he has been plenty productive for a young player, with 19 goals and 49 points. James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Paul Ranger netted the other goals, while Phil Kessel and Cody Franson picked up two helpers apiece.
James Reimer makes 10 saves in relief | 04/03/2014 10:36 PM
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James Reimer kicked away 10 of 11 shots in relief of Jonathan Bernier on Thursday night.
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Impact
The Leafs topped the Bruins 4-3 in overtime. Reimer came in during the third period after Bernier left with a leg injury. Reimer has a 3.39 goals-against average and .908 save percentage this season.
Jonathan Bernier leaves game with leg injury | 04/03/2014 10:34 PM
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Jonathan Bernier was forced to leave the Maple Leafs' 4-3 overtime win because of a leg injury.
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Impact
Toronto defenseman Paul Ranger checked Bruins center Patrice Bergeron into Bernier and onto the Leafs netminder. Bernier needed to be helped off the ice and was unable to put pressure on his left leg. He made 25 saves in 48:22. The netminder has a 2.69 goals-against average and .923 save percentage on the season.
Joffrey Lupul misses game vs. Bruins with LBI | 04/03/2014 7:56 PM
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Joffrey Lupul missed Thursday's game with a lower-body injury.
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Impact
The 30-year-old was a late scratch against the Bruins. He has 22 goals and 22 helpers this season.
Dave Bolland, Leafs silent on contract talks | 04/03/2014 11:21 AM
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There hasn't any contract talks between Dave Bolland and the Maple Leafs since early February.
Toronto Sun

Impact
"Nothing is happening right now," said Bolland's agent, Anton Thun. "We exchanged proposals prior to the Olympics and we were significantly apart." Bolland's camp was reportedly asking for upward of $40 million over seven or eight years, which could lead to him testing the open market in the summer. He has eight goals and 12 points in 21 games this season. Bolland missed 56 matches when a tendon on the outside of his ankle was sliced.
Leafs bring up Carter Ashton | 04/03/2014 11:10 AM
News
Carter Ashton has been summoned from the minors.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
He might be in the lineup for Thursday's match-up against Boston. Ashton has no goals and three assists in 31 games this season. He is still looking for his first career NHL goal after 46 appearances with the Leafs.
Leafs ink draft pick Carter Verhaeghe | 04/02/2014 5:34 PM
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Carter Verhaeghe has inked a three-year, entry-level deal with Toronto.
Mapleleafs.nhl.com

Impact
He will finish the 2013-14 season with the AHL's Toronto Marlies on an amateur tryout agreement. Verhaeghe registered 28 goals and 82 points in 65 games with Niagara in the OHL this campaign. He was chosen in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Leafs.
Jay McClement pots a goal against Calgary | 04/02/2014 11:39 AM
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Jay McClement had a goal and four shots in Toronto's win against Calgary on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He opened the scoring for the struggling Leafs to help them snap an eight-game losing streak. The penalty killing specialist has 10 points and 30 penalty minutes in 76 games this season.
Dave Bolland scores in win over Flames | 04/02/2014 11:34 AM
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Dave Bolland scored in Toronto's 3-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday.
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Impact
It was his second goal in his last three games. Bolland has appeared in six matches since returning to the lineup from an ankle injury. He has been eased back into the fold, as he's surpassed 12 minutes of ice time just once during that span.
| 04/02/2014 6:06 AM
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Paul Ranger returned to action on Tuesday April 1.
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Jonathan Bernier helps Leafs snap losing skid | 04/01/2014 10:43 PM
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Jonathan Bernier made 22 saves in helping the Leafs snap an eight game losing streak while Toronto defeated Calgary 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Bernier has had a tough go since the middle of March, suffering a groin injury in the midst of a three game winning streak, then returning to lose his next three starts and allowing four goals in each of them. Bernier improves to 26-19-7 with a .923 save percentage and 2.69 goals against average.
David Clarkson scores game winning goal | 04/01/2014 10:26 PM
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David Clarkson scored for the first time in 17 games, and his fifth marker of the year stood tall as the winner in Toronto's 3-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Clarkson helped the Leafs snap an eight game losing skid, and did so while playing a team-low 10:40 on Tuesday night. Clarkson has 11 points in 55 games this season, a colossal disappointment for the one-time 30 goal scorer and owner of a long-term lucrative contract.
Leafs will go with Jonathan Bernier Tuesday | 04/01/2014 12:19 PM
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Jonathan Bernier will be the Toronto Maple Leafs starter on Tuesday.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter

Impact
Bernier has allowed four goals in each of his last three starts. That's pretty bad, but it's also unsurprising given the team's recent play.
Nikolai Kulemin's agent speaks with Leafs | 04/01/2014 8:43 AM
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Nikolai Kulemin's agent, Gary Greenstin, had informal talks with director of hockey operations Dave Poulin and assistant GM Claude Loiselle on Monday.
Toronto Sun

Impact
Kulemin can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer. His current deal carries an annual average value of $2.8 million, but he's unlikely to make that same amount once that agreement expires. Kulemin has played all 415 of his career contest with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Phil Kessel (foot) fine to play Tuesday night | 03/31/2014 12:26 PM
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Phil Kessel will be in the lineup for Toronto on Tuesday night.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
He required X-rays on his foot after Saturday's loss to Detroit, but coach Randy Carlyle said that Kessel will be available for Tuesday's game against Calgary. He has 36 goals and 77 points in 76 games this season, so keep him in your lineup.
Morgan Rielly has 26 points in 2013-14 | 03/30/2014 11:11 AM
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Morgan Rielly registered an assist in a 4-2 defeat on Saturday.
Toronto Star

Impact
Rielly has been one of the positives the Maple Leafs can take from a season that's turned sour fast. The 20-year-old rookie has two goals and 26 points in 67 games this season.
Jake Gardiner picks up two assists Saturday | 03/30/2014 11:08 AM
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Jake Gardiner recorded two assists in Toronto's 4-2 loss on Saturday.
Toronto Star

Impact
Gardiner has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. That gives him 10 goals and 28 points in 74 games in 2013-14.
Kessel has foot X-rayed, no word on results | 03/29/2014 10:34 PM
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Phil Kessel needed X-rays on his foot after blocking a shot in the Leafs' loss to the Red Wings.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

Impact
Kessel blocked a shot with his right foot in the third period. Coach Randy Carlyle had no update after the game on Kessel's status or the results of the test. Kessel played 18:07, with three shots on a goal and four penalty minutes. Suffice to say, if he's out the Leafs' chances of digging out of this slump and getting back into a playoff spot are severely hampered.
Joffrey Lupul's 22nd not enough to snap skid | 03/29/2014 9:56 PM
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Joffrey Lupul potted his 22nd goal of the season, but it wasn't enough as the Leafs fell 4-2 to the Red Wings on Saturday night.
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Impact
Lupul has three goals over his last five games, to give him 44 points on the season. We know Lupul just has to stay on the ice to be productive, though it appears the the 2011-12 season when he was a point-per-game player was just a tease. Cody Franson scored the other goal for Toronto. Jake Gardiner had two helpers. Toronto has now lost eight in a row.
Jonathan Bernier gives up four goals, again | 03/29/2014 9:55 PM
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Jonathan Bernier kicked aside 24 shots in Toronto's 4-2 setback to the Red Wings on Saturday night.
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Impact
When will it end? The Leafs, once easily in a playoff position, have now lost eight games in a row and find themselves on the outside looking in. Without a strong defense, their netminders need to steal games. The problem is, neither Bernier nor James Reimer have been able to do that lately. Bernier has given up four goals in three straight games. He has a 2.70 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
Leafs will stick with Bernier on Saturday | 03/29/2014 4:10 PM
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Jonathan Bernier will be between the pipes for the Leafs on Saturday night.
Mark Masters on Twitter

Impact
He was in goal for Friday's 4-2 loss to Philadelphia, so his appearance against Detroit will mark the first time in his NHL career that he's played in back-to-back games in different cities.
Ranger remains day-to-day | 03/29/2014 11:35 AM
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Paul Ranger remains day-to-day with a neck injury.
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Impact
There was some talk that he might play Friday night against the Flyers but he did not dress in the Maple Leafs' 4-2 loss. He is still a possibility for Saturday's contest against Detroit but we wouldn't fret about it. Even at his best, Ranger is not a fantasy asset.
Bernier could go back-to-back | 03/29/2014 11:25 AM
News
Jonathan Bernier believes he is healthy enough to play in back-to-back games.
Jonas Siegel Twitter

Impact
If that is true, he will be in goal Saturday night against Detroit after facing the Flyers Friday night. We believe the Maple Leafs really have no choice but to start Bernier as their playoff hopes are flickering. James Reimer has been awful this month.
Leafs recall Jerry D'Amigo from AHL | 03/29/2014 11:22 AM
News
Looking for anything to spark the team, Toronto has recalled Jerry D'Amigo from the Marlies of the AHL.
James Mirtle Twitter

Impact
He is skating in an optional skate Saturday morning which suggests he may not play against the Red Wings. D'Amigo has registered 30 points in 46 games in the minors this season and really is not a fantasy asset at this time.
Jonathan Bernier has tough night, allows 4 G | 03/28/2014 10:12 PM
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Jonathan Bernier could not help the Leafs' solve their recent woes, allowing four goals on 29 shots and taking the loss in Philadelphia on Friday.
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Impact
Bernier has allowed four goals in each of his two games since returning from a groin injury. In Tuesday's game, he faced 48 shots though, so Friday's game was a lot less reassuring. Bernier and the Leafs will look to rebound in their final eight games tied for the final playoff spot in the East. Bernier is 25-18-7 this year with a .924 save percentage and 2.67 goals against average.
James van Riemsdyk ties NHL record in loss | 03/28/2014 10:05 PM
News
James van Riemsdyk scored and added an assist against his former team in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.
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Impact
JVR tied the NHL record for the fastest goal to start a period, firing a whopping wrister past Steve Mason just four seconds into the second frame. JVR has been a huge bright spot for Toronto this season, with 29 goals and as many assists for 58 points in 73 games.
Paul Ranger (neck) may be OK to play Friday | 03/28/2014 9:15 AM
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Paul Ranger (neck) may be available to play Friday in Philadelphia.
Toronto Sun

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"I'm not sure yet," Ranger said. "I feel pretty good but I have to talk to the trainers and the doctors and see if they clear me to play. (It will be) a combined decision (on Friday). If I can help in any way I am going to, and I plan on it." The Leafs have dressed seven defensemen several times before this season, so that could be an option if Ranger is ready to return.
Maple Leafs need to overcome slow starts | 03/27/2014 10:31 AM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed 17 first-period goals in their past eight games.
Toronto Star

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The Buds have recorded just one win over that span, which isn't surprising because they are constantly chasing in games because of sluggish starts. "It's something we've got to change here," defenseman Carl Gunnarsson said. "If we play like we did in the third period for 60 minutes, I don't think there are a lot of teams that can beat us." Toronto's playoff aspirations are fading fast and getting off to better starts could help them get back into a wild card spot.
Jake Gardiner picks up 2 helpers Tues. night | 03/26/2014 8:29 AM
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Jake Gardiner contributed a pair of assists in Tuesday's game versus St. Louis.
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He helped set up Joffrey Lupul's power-play goal in the first and James van Riemsdyk's goal late in the third. The mobile rearguard has five goals and three helpers in his last 10 outings.
James van Riemsdyk scores in loss to Blues | 03/26/2014 8:25 AM
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James van Riemsdyk earned his 28th goal of the year Tuesday night.
Toronto Star

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He scored with just 4:06 remaining in regulation to pull the Leafs within one goal of St. Louis, but the Blues added an empty netter to get a 5-3 victory. Van Riemsdyk has 57 points and 246 shots in 72 games this campaign.
Gunnarsson has been picking up points lately | 03/26/2014 8:20 AM
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Carl Gunnarsson found the back of the net in Toronto's 5-3 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Toronto Star

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He has been an unlikely source of offense of late, with two goals and two assists in his last seven games. Gunnarsson has reached the 20-point mark once his five-year career and now he has 17. He's known more for being a solid defensive presence and he currently ranks fifth in the NHL with 166 blocked shots.
| 03/26/2014 1:40 AM
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Jonathan Bernier returned to action on Tuesday March 25.
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Joffrey Lupul scores as Leafs dropped by STL | 03/25/2014 10:31 PM
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Joffrey Lupul scored his 21st goal of the season in Toronto's 5-3 loss on Tuesday.
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Lupul has been hot lately, with two goals and five points in his previous six games to pick up the pace on what has been a slow year. The problem, however, is the Leafs have lost every one of those games. Fantasy owners are nonetheless getting some help at the most opportune time from the power forward, as Lupul now has 43 points through 64 games.
Jonathan Bernier stops 44, Leafs still lose | 03/25/2014 10:30 PM
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Jonathan Bernier was peppered with 48 shots on Tuesday night, stopping 44 of them but ultimately taking the loss in a 5-3 Maple Leafs defeat to St. Louis.
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Bernier did all that he could to weather the storm of one of the NHL's premier team's pouring it on the struggling Leafs. Bernier did not play his best, allowing some questionable goals, but ultimately was given no help from his teammates. The good news is Bernier did not seem to be slowed by his injured groin during his busy night. His record drops to 25-17-7 on the season.
Toronto signs prospect Eric Knodel | 03/25/2014 4:33 PM
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Eric Knodel has inked a one-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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The deal starts in 2014-15, but Knodel will join the AHL Toronto Marlies on a professional tryout agreement. The Maple Leafs originally took him with the 128th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He had seven goals and 28 points in 41 NCAA games this season.
Jonathan Bernier (groin) is probable Tuesday | 03/25/2014 12:24 PM
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Jonathan Bernier (groin) will probably start for Toronto on Tuesday.
The Globe and Mail

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That hasn't been confirmed, but Bernier appeared to be preparing to play during the Leafs' Tuesday morning skate. Bernier has missed five straight games and Toronto has not been able to win in his absence
David Clarkson has a 13-game pointless slump | 03/24/2014 1:39 PM
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David Clarkson is currently mired in a 13-game pointless drought.
Chris Johnston on Twitter

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It is the second-longest slump of his NHL career, just two contests behind his 15-game skid in 2010-11. Clarkson has been a disappointment this season with only four goals and 10 points in 51 games this season.
Jonathan Bernier (groin) uncertain for Tues. | 03/24/2014 1:34 PM
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Jonathan Bernier (groin) skated Monday, but it's uncertain if he'll be available to play Tuesday night.
cp24.com

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He suffered a bit of a setback on Friday after he pushed himself too hard. The Leafs could use their number one keeper back in order to retain their tenuous wild card spot.
Tyler Bozak still on pace for career year | 03/24/2014 10:53 AM
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Tyler Bozak tallied his 17th goal of the season in Sunday's loss to New Jersey.
Toronto Sun

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He has found the back of the net in each of his past two contests and he has a three-game point streak. Bozak has 44 points in just 49 games this season. He is one goal away from tying his previous best and four points shy of setting a new career high for points.
Phil Kessel scores in loss to Devils | 03/23/2014 10:13 PM
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Phil Kessel scored a goal for the Maple Leafs, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 3-2 loss to the Devils on Sunday night.
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By notching his 36th marker of the campaign, Kessel continues his ascent toward the 40-goal plateau and pulls into a second-place tie with Anaheim's Corey Perry in league goal-scoring. Tyler Bozak also registered a power-play tally in the losing effort.
James Reimer's tough times continue vs. NJ | 03/23/2014 10:09 PM
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James Reimer struggled once again Sunday as the Maple Leafs were dropped by New Jersey by a score of 3-2.
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Reimer barely lasted more than a period in this outing, stopping just seven of 10 shots before he was lifted by coach Randy Carlyle 1:50 into the second frame. The damage had been done by that point and although backup Drew MacIntyre stopped all 14 shots he faced in 36 minutes of action, Reimer suffered his fifth straight loss, dropping his record to 11-13-1.
Jonathan Bernier won't travel to New Jersey | 03/23/2014 6:53 AM
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Jonathan Bernier (groin) won't travel with the Leafs to New Jersey for Sunday's game versus the Devils.
Toronto Sun

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James Reimer has picked up four straight losses in Bernier's absence and it's unclear if he'll get the nod against New Jersey. If he doesn't play then Drew MacIntyre may get an opportunity to start.
Dave Bolland didn't play much in his return | 03/23/2014 6:40 AM
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Dave Bolland got back into the fold for Toronto after missing 56 games due to a sliced tendon on the outside of his ankle.
Toronto Star

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"That first shift was the hardest," Bolland said. "Getting my timing and figuring things out. You have to get used to it. My heartbeat was beating a bit too quick." He logged just 9:01 of ice time, while winning eight of nine faceoffs and recording three hits. Once he gets a few games under his belt, his ice time will go up and perhaps some of the production he displayed before getting hurt will return as well.
Joffrey Lupul a big factor despite loss | 03/22/2014 10:37 PM
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Joffrey Lupul was one of the better Maple Leafs in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Montreal.
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Lupul registered a goal and an assist for Toronto in the loss, which was one of the winger's better game in recent memory. With 40 points in 62 games for the year, Lupul is scoring at a rate below what was expected of him, but he certainly hasn't been a complete disappointment in fantasy circles. Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri also scored goals for the Maple Leafs in the losing effort.
James Reimer stumbles again vs. Habs | 03/22/2014 10:34 PM
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James Reimer suffered through another difficult outing in a 4-3 loss to Montreal Saturday night.
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Reimer steered away 32 of 26 shots in the defeat, which doesn't seem like that poor a result on the surface, but anyone who watched this game saw the Toronto goaltender permit multiple weak goals. His record is now 11-12-1, his GAA is 3.32 and his save percentage is .910.
Toronto sends down Peter Holland | 03/22/2014 6:27 PM
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Peter Holland has been returned to the minors.
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Toronto also activated Dave Bolland from injured reserve for Saturday's game against Montreal. Holland has five goals and five assists in 38 games with the Leafs this season.
Dave Bolland set to play against Montreal | 03/22/2014 2:11 PM
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Coach Randy Carlyle doesn't plan to ease Dave Bolland back into the lineup Saturday night, but he's also trying to temper expectations given the center's lengthy absence.
Sportsnet.ca

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Carlyle said: "I don't want to put too much emphasis on him specifically because when a player hasn't played in 60 games it's a lot to ask of him - to come back in and be where he would have been coming out of training camp." Bolland hasn't played since Nov. 2 after a tendon on the outside of his left ankle was sliced by a skate. He's slated to play against Montreal between David Clarkson and Mason Raymond on the third line.
Leafs return Carter Ashton to the AHL | 03/22/2014 1:08 PM
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Carter Ashton has been reassigned to the minors.
James Mirtle on Twitter

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This furthers the expectation that Dave Bolland, who is listed as probable, will return to the lineup on Saturday. Ashton has three assists and 19 penalty minutes in 31 games this season.
Bernier not ready to go Saturday v Habs | 03/22/2014 12:00 PM
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Jonathan Bernier will not dress Saturday night against Montreal.
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James Reimer will start against the Canadiens and Drew MacIntyre will dress as his back up. That said, the Maple Leafs have not ruled out a return for Bernier Sunday against New Jersey.
Bolland very probable Saturday night v Habs | 03/22/2014 11:58 AM
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Dave Bolland has been listed as probable for Saturday night's game against Montreal.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter

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He hasn't played since November 2nd when he had his Achilles sliced by a skate blade. The Maple Leafs will welcome their third-line center back into the fold with open arms.
Reimer to start v Habs Saturday night | 03/22/2014 11:55 AM
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James Reimer will start in goal against Montreal Saturday night.
James Mirtle Twitter

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Jonathan Bernier, although progressing in his recovery from a groin injury, is not ready to play just yet. Reimer has struggled as of late, losing three games in a row. We woud look for another starter Saturday if you have Reimer on your fantasy team.
Paul Ranger (neck) is day-to-day | 03/21/2014 6:16 PM
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Paul Ranger (neck) is calling himself day-to-day.
MapleLeafs.nhl.com

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Ranger was knocked head first into the boards on Wednesday, but fortunately he didn't suffer a concussion. He does have a stiff neck though. Ranger was able to skate on Friday.
Jonathan Bernier might be back Saturday | 03/21/2014 1:53 PM
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Jonathan Bernier (groin) thinks he might be able to return Saturday.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter

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Bernier has missed three games due to the injury after attempting to play through it on March 13. His availability for Saturday's contest will be determined after the team's morning skate.
Dave Bolland might return on Saturday | 03/21/2014 12:18 PM
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Dave Bolland (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game.
Jonas Siegel on Twitter

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Bolland hasn't played since Nov. 2. This injury effectively killed what started off as a promising season. He had six goals and 10 points in 15 games after being acquired from Chicago over the summer.
Paul Ranger has neck injury, not concussion | 03/21/2014 12:15 PM
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Paul Ranger is not dealing with a concussion after being hit head first into the boards by Tampa Bay's Alex Killorn.
Stephen Whyno on Twitter

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Ranger does have a stiff neck, but this still counts as good news under the circumstances. He needed to be taken off the ice on a stretcher Wednesday and was sent to the hospital.
Jonathan Bernier (groin) is making progress | 03/21/2014 8:49 AM
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Jonathan Bernier (groin) is making good progress.
Toronto Sun

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"He's fine, he's coming along," coach Randy Carlyle said. "He will more than likely skate with full equipment and take shots on Friday." Bernier skated on Wednesday after leaving last Thursday's game due to a groin strain. It's unclear when he'll be able to return action, but it doesn't appear as though he will be out for much longer.
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