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Tyler Bozak | Center | #42

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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Tyler Bozak is unlikely to be dealt to the Rangers, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
Brooks speculated earlier this month that the Rangers may be interested in acquiring the Maple Leafs center, but Bozak's $4.2 million cap hit is an issue. New York would need to buy out Marc Staal by Thursday's deadline, but there is "zero indication" that will occur. Jul 27 - 11:30 AM
Source: NY Post

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Larry Brooks speculated that the Rangers would be in the hunt for Tyler Bozak if he became available on the trade market.

Brooks went on to list defenseman Nick Holden as a piece that could potentially be involved in such a trade on the Rangers' side. It's an interesting speculation and the idea of the Maple Leafs shopping Bozak, now or in the not-so-distant future, can't be dismissed. Bozak is entering the final season of his five-year, $21 million contract and re-signing him could be an issue for the Maple Leafs given that they'll need to keep money open for William Nylander, Auston Matthews, and Mitchell Marner, who will all likely get big contracts once their entry-level deals are up. Toronto's cap situation at the moment is also a bit tenuous. They are technically significantly over the ceiling, but Nathan Horton and Joffrey Lupul will likely go on the LTIR, which will provide Toronto with considerable relief once the season begins.
Jul 9 - 11:31 PM

Tyler Bozak netted the game-winning goal in overtime in Game 3 to complete Toronto's come-from-behind win over Washington.

The Leafs entered the extra session with a power play and Bozak got the winner on a redirect from the slot. The 31-year-old veteran has three points in three postseason games and Toronto has a 2-1 series lead.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 18 - 11:28 AM

Tyler Bozak registered an assist in Toronto's 3-2 overtime loss to Washington in Thursday's playoff opener.

Bozak and James van Riemsdyk recorded assists on Mitch Marner's first NHL playoff goal. The 31-year-old center has registered six points in his last six games going back to the regular season.
Apr 14 - 10:14 AM

Tyler Bozak has registered an assist in each of his last three games.

Bozak has generated 53 points in 76 games this campaign. The 31-year-old center has 14 points in the past 18 matches.
Apr 7 - 10:08 AM

Tyler Bozak scored a big power-play goal in Monday's 4-2 win over Boston.

He scored with just 1:57 left in the third period to give the Leafs a 2-1 lead. Toronto added two empty-net goals to seal the victory. Bozak has 17 markers and 48 points in 67 games this campaign.
Mar 21 - 10:40 AM

Tyler Bozak is set to play in his 500th career game Thursday night.

"It's something you don't expect as an undrafted guy," Bozak said. "It's a pretty big accomplishment that I'm proud of." He joined the Maple Leafs for the 2009-10 season after two seasons with the University of Denver. Bozak currently has 313 total points, including 46 in 64 matches this season.
Mar 16 - 9:34 AM

Tyler Bozak has been white hot over the Maple Leafs' last five games.

The second-line pivot has seven points in those five contests skating between Mitch Marner and James vanRiemsdyk. What's even more impressive is that Bozak has been playing hurt. If for some reason Bozak is a free agent in your hockey pool, we suggest you make a play for him right away.
Mar 12 - 11:45 AM

As expected, Tyler Bozak was OK to play on Thursday night against Philadelphia.

Bozak didn't take part in the morning skate because of an undisclosed injury, but he made an impact in a 4-2 win for the Maple Leafs. He netted his 16th goal of the season in the match after he stripped the puck from Sean Couturier. Bozak also picked up an assist on Mitch Marner's game winner. Toronto has a 19-7-7 record when Bozak accounts for at least one point.
Mar 10 - 8:48 AM

Tyler Bozak didn't take part in the morning skate, but coach Mike Babcock expects him to play Thursday night.

He is being listed as a game-time decision. Bozak acknowledged Monday that his previously infected finger was still bothering him, but it isn't clear if that is the issue here. Nazem Kadri skated between James van Riemsdyk and Mitch Marner in Bozak's place Thursday morning.
Mar 9 - 12:53 PM

Tyler Bozak scored in Toronto's 3-2 shootout loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Bozak's 15th goal ties what he had last year where he only took part in 59 games. His career high is 23, set back in the 2014-15 season. He has 40 points in 59 games and has been a nice snag for fantasy owners at his ADP. Nikita Zaitsev scored the other tally for the Leafs who blew a 2-0 lead in this game.
Mar 3 - 2:28 AM

Tyler Bozak expects to be back in the lineup on Tuesday night against San Jose.

He wasn't able to play versus Montreal on Saturday because of an infected finger on his right hand. "It was brutal," Bozak said. "Every time we went on the ice (after the initial cut), it kept re-opening. I was sitting at home (later in the week) and my hand blew up and I had to go to the hospital. It was a little scary but we got it taken care of and it's feeling a lot better now." Bozak will probably be back between James van Riemsdyk and Mitch Marner, who appears to be ready to return as well.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 28 - 11:03 AM

Look for Tyler Bozak to return to action Tuesday against the Sharks.

Coach Mike Babcock expects Bozak to be back. He missed Saturday night's game due to a cut on his hand that became infected. Make sure you activate Bozak before Tuesday's contest if you need him.
Feb 26 - 11:19 AM

Tyler Bozak will not play in Saturday's match with the Canadiens due to illness.

Ben Smith will take his place. Bozak's next chance to play will be in San Jose on Tuesday as the Leafs embark on a three-game California-based roadie. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Feb 25 - 6:43 PM

Tyler Bozak will be a game-time decision for Saturday's match against the Canadiens.

It's suspected that he's caught the flu bug, but nothing is official just yet. We'll keep you posted. Ben Smith will take his place should Bozak leave the lineup.
Feb 25 - 12:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Dominic Moore
5Ben Smith
6Frederik Gauthier
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Josh Leivo
6Eric Fehr
7Kasperi Kapanen
8Joffrey Lupul
RW1Mitch Marner
2William Nylander
3Leo Komarov
4Connor Brown
5Nikita Soshnikov
6Nathan Horton
D1Jake Gardiner
2Morgan Rielly
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Connor Carrick
5Ron Hainsey
6Martin Marincin
7Andreas Borgman
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney