Player News - Maple Leafs

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Brandon Kozun has a shot at beginning the 2014-15 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

His speed has been evident during the preseason and he's played physical as well. The 5-foot-8 forward said he wants to play big and he's done so with Toronto's final cuts close to occurring. He has been utilized on the penalty kill and he got a look on the top line during Monday's preseason match against Detroit.
Oct 1 - 1:20 PM

Toronto coach Randy Carlyle wants Matt Frattin to elevate his game.

"Frattin has had a mediocre camp," Carlyle said. "Frattin needs to find a way to regenerate some enthusiasm. I feel sorry for him right now. The puck is not his friend. It's going away from him versus bouncing for him. He's a guy who has to be physical. And usually when he's physical, goals follow him around." As it stands right now, he is on the bubble to open the regular season with the Maple Leafs.
Sep 30 - 11:14 AM

Henrik Tallinder has been released from his tryout agreement with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tallinder's attempt to make the team was halted by a shoulder injury he sustained on Friday. This could mark a disappointing end to his NHL career. The 35-year-old has 28 goals and 142 points in 678 career games.
Sep 29 - 1:54 PM

David Clarkson (fractured orbital bone) still thinks he'll play in Toronto's season opener.

Clarkson sustained the injury while fighting Buffalo's Cody McCormick. He's trying to bounce back after recording just 11 points and 93 penalty minutes in 60 games last season.
Sep 29 - 1:26 PM

Cody Franson has a bruised knee.

The Maple Leafs are waiting for the swelling to go down, but so far it doesn't sound like a serious injury. Franson was hurt in the third period of Sunday's preseason game against Buffalo.
Sep 29 - 1:23 PM

David Booth's lower-body injury is a fractured foot.

Booth is projected to miss the next four weeks as a result. His stock has fallen dramatically over the last few years, in part due to injuries.
Sep 29 - 12:52 PM

David Clarkson has a fractured orbital bone.

Clarkson sustained the injury during a fight with Buffalo's Cody McCormick. The good news is that he won't require surgery and might even still play in Toronto's season opener.
Sep 29 - 12:51 PM

Troy Bodie has been placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Any team that picks Bodie up will need to assume his one-way contract worth $600,000. He had three goals and 10 points in 47 games in 2013-14.
Sep 29 - 12:22 PM

Petter Granberg has been cut from Toronto's training camp roster.

Granberg had seven points and 28 penalty minutes in 73 AHL games in 2013-14. He might end up getting a stint with the Maple Leafs before the season's over.
Sep 29 - 12:21 PM

Petri Kontiola has been sent to the minors.

Kontiola is trying to prove that he can make it in North America after excelling in the KHL for years. Obviously, this is not the start he wanted. He inked a one-way deal, so Toronto owes him $1.1 million in salary even if he plays in the minors.
Sep 29 - 12:19 PM

Cody Franson was injured in the third period of Sunday's exhibition tilt against Buffalo.

He crashed heavily into the boards and appeared to injure his knee after a battle with Torrey Mitchell and was forced to leave the game. "He (Franson) went awkwardly into the boards and fell pretty hard," coach Randy Carlyle said. "It looked like he hit his knee cap or part of his leg went under him." Stay tuned for updates.
Sep 29 - 10:16 AM

David Booth exited Sunday's preseason game after the second period due to a lower-body injury.

He appeared to suffer a foot injury after blocking a shot. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Sep 29 - 10:12 AM

Phil Kessel scored a goal and added an assist in Toronto’s 3-2 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.

Despite all the talk about Kessel’s terrible off-season conditioning habits, the 26-year-old continues to produce points. If he stays healthy, Kessel should hover around the point-per-game mark this season. James Van Riemsdyk scored the other goal for the Leafs. Peter Holland had the shootout winner.
Sep 28 - 10:13 PM

David Clarkson visited a specialist to evaluate how serious his cheekbone injury is.

Clarkson suffered the injury during a fight with Sabres’ forward Cody McCormick on Friday. The Leafs are looking for a bounce-back season from Clarkson, who registered only 5 goals and 11 points in 60 games last season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 28 - 10:22 AM

Stephane Robidas (leg) is hoping to return to the Maple Leafs lineup on October 3rd.

Robidas wants to play in the Leafs’ preseason game against Detroit on October 3rd. The 37-year-old defenseman broke his leg while playing for Anaheim in last year’s playoffs, and was cleared for contact on Saturday. "Conditioning-wise, I felt good," said Robidas. "It’s more just the timing…getting comfortable with the puck and the one-and-one battles."
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 28 - 10:13 AM

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