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Nick Spaling | Center | #16

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (58) / NAS
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Nick Spaling (upper body) will get back into the lineup Tuesday against Florida.
He has been out of action since Dec. 17 because of an upper-body injury. Spaling has no goals and four assists in 24 games with the Leafs this year. Jan 25 - 1:02 PM

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Nick Spaling (upper body) isn't close to returning, according to coach Mike Babcock.

He has been absent for the last 13 games because of an upper-body injury. Spaling has no goals and four assists in 24 contests this season.
Jan 18 - 1:21 PM

Nick Spaling (upper body) won't play before Christmas.

That means Spaling will miss at least three more games. He has four assists in 24 contests in 2015-16.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Nick Spaling's upper-body injury is suspected to be a shoulder ailment.

His injury is believed to a long-term one, so the Leafs may be without Spaling for a while.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Nick Spaling left Thursday's game against the Sharks because of an upper-body injury.

The Leafs have already announced that the 27-year-old won't come back into the game. He's considered day-to-day at this point. Spaling has four assists in 24 games this season.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 07:58:00 PM

Nick Spaling (upper body) will likely play Monday, according to coach Mike Babcock.

He has sat out three games due to an upper-body injury. If Spaling plays then Daniel Winnik will be a healthy scratch. Spaling is projected to center the fourth line between Michael Grabner and Brad Boyes.
Source: NHL.com
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Nick Spaling (upper body injury) won't play Tuesday.

He wasn't able to take many faceoffs on Sunday night because of the ailment. Brad Boyes is expected to take his place in the lineup.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 01:04:00 PM

Nick Spaling will draw back into the lineup Monday after missing three games with an undisclosed injury.

He has contributed one assist in seven games with the Maple Leafs.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Nick Spaling has been moved to the injured reserve list.

This move is presumably retroactive to Oct. 24, so Spaling being on the IR doesn't say much about his recovery. This likely has more to do with the fact that Toronto took Jake Gardiner and Tyler Bozak off of the injured reserve list so that they can return Friday night.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Nick Spaling (undisclosed) won't play Monday night.

In seven games with the Leafs this season, Spaling has one assist and six shots on goal. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 02:39:00 PM

Nick Spaling was traded to the Maple Leafs in the Phil Kessel deal.

Spaling and his $2.2 million salary cap hit will move to Toronto where he will likely line up as a third-line winger. He could contribute modest offensive totals given his history in Nashville but we would not bet on him bettering his 27-point effort of 2014-15 in Pittsburgh with the rebuilding Maple Leafs.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 01:55:00 PM

Nick Spaling scored Pittsburgh's only goal in their 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.

That will do it for the 2015 edition of the Penguins, as they have officially been eliminated by the Rangers. Pittsburgh came into this series as a clear underdog mainly because they were missing several key pieces on defense. Olli Maata, Kris Letang and Christian Ehrhoff were all held out of this series due to injury. It will be an interesting off-season for the Penguins. There have been many rumors that they may trade Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby, but don't count on that happening.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Nick Spaling and Daniel Winnik played center on Saturday.

The Penguins were weak down the middle when Sidney Crosby was forced to sit out due to illness and Evgeni Malkin went down early in the first with an upper body injury so Spaling and Winnik took over. The Penguins failed to score so needless to say, they missed their two superstars. Spaling was good on the draw, winning seven of ten while Winnik could only win 1-of-8.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Nick Spalling scored a goal in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago.

Penguins over two periods to get one by Corey Crawford but they eventually beat him. Beau Bennett did all the hard work entering the Chicago zone and Spaling finished the play off. The 26-year-old has now scored in two of his last three contests. Pittsburgh's third line of Spaling, Brandon Suter and Beau Bennett played well in the game. Spaling now has nine goals and 22 points in 52 games in his first season as a Penguin. Both David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, but it wasn't enough as the Blackhawks scored on all three of their attempts.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Nick Spaling scored a goal in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win against Detroit.

Spaling snapped a six-game point drought. He has eight goals and 21 points in 54 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Peter Holland
4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
4Daniel Winnik
5Michael Grabner
RW1Leo Komarov
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brad Boyes
4Byron Froese
5Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Matt Hunwick
6Martin Marincin
7Frank Corrado
G1James Reimer
2Jonathan Bernier