Player News - Maple Leafs

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Tyler Bozak netted two goals for the Maple Leafs in their 4-1 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

The center got one shorthanded and one via the empty net, but they all count nonetheless. Through the Leafs’ ups and downs and constant scrutiny, Bozak has been a pretty productive player, with eight goals and 19 points this season. He is streaky and has been banged up in recent seasons, but when he’s in the lineup, he produces offensively. Leo Komarov and Peter Holland scored the other goals. Jake Gardiner led the team with five shots on goal.
Nov 22 - 10:37 PM

Jonathan Bernier kicked aside 26 shots in the Maple Leafs’ 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

After three losses in a row, two of which came in embarrassing fashion, Toronto has won two straight, though they got out-possessioned in this one, which has often been the case. Bernier has a 2.54 goals-against average and .919 save percentage this season. Bernier will often have to do it all on his own on this team, which isn't bad for leagues that count saves, too.
Nov 22 - 10:36 PM

Roman Polak will not return to Saturday night’s game against the Red Wings because of an injury to his left leg.

The Maple Leafs defenseman got tangled up with Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar along the boards. He reportedly couldn’t put pressure on his left leg. He played 8:22 and was a minus-1 before departing. The 28-year-old has five points this season. The Leafs are officially calling it a "lower-body" injury.
Nov 22 - 8:44 PM

It's possible that Toronto Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander suffered an injury overseas.

Rumors are that he has a head injury, according to The Globe & Mail's James Mirtle. Stay tuned for updates. He's been impressive when he's played for Modo in 2014-15.
Nov 22 - 2:05 PM

Despite leaving Friday's practice with a stiff neck, the Maple Leafs are expecting Phil Kessel to be in the lineup Saturday against Detroit.

OK Kessel owners. Exhale. He's fine.
Nov 22 - 12:07 PM

Despite the fact that Joffrey Lupul broken hand seems fully healed, he will not play Saturday against Detroit.

That said, Lupul's return is imminent. Get ready to activate the talented forward for next week's games.
Nov 22 - 12:04 PM

David Booth, who is on a two-game conditioning stint with the Marlies of the AHL, scored Friday night.

Booth will play another AHL game Saturday night before returning to the Maple Leafs for games next week. Booth seems to have fully recovered from a foot injury that has kept him out for the entire season to date. It will be interesting to see where Booth slots in when he does dress for the Buds.
Nov 22 - 11:59 AM

Look for Jonathan Bernier to be between the pipes Saturday night against Detroit.

He is coming off a nice 5-2 victory against Tampa in which he stopped 26 shots. Saturday night's contest should be a challenging one for the Maple Leafs and Bernier as the Wings have been playing well.
Nov 22 - 11:55 AM

Phil Kessel left Friday's practice early due to a stiff neck.

That's just an FYI because Kessel is still projected to play on Saturday. He has 11 goals and 23 points in 20 games this season.
Nov 21 - 4:46 PM

Joffrey Lupul (hand) thinks he'll be able to return to the Leafs' lineup on Wednesday.

Lupul had two goals and three points in nine games prior to the injury this season. He's capable of doing significantly better than that when he returns.
Nov 21 - 12:33 PM

David Booth (foot) has been sent to the minors on a conditioning stint.

Booth hasn't played yet this season because of the injury. Once he shakes off the rust, he'll begin the task of trying to re-establish himself after struggling for years in Vancouver. He might end up having some worth to the Maple Leafs, but we can't recommend owning him in standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 21 - 12:23 PM

Roman Polak notched a goal and an assist in Toronto's 5-2 triumph over Tampa Bay on Thursday.

He earned an assist on what would've been an icing call had it not been for Daniel Winnik's hustle and he scored into an empty net for his third goal of the year. Polak isn't known for his offense, but his physicality has been evident with the Leafs. He currently ranks third in the league with 82 hits in 20 games.
Nov 21 - 10:13 AM

Tyler Bozak collected a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-2 win against Tampa Bay.

He was also great in the faceoff circle, where he won 22 of 30 draws. Bozak didn't have a point in his previous three outings, but he has been productive this season with six goals and 11 helpers in 20 matches.
Nov 21 - 10:08 AM

David Clarkson opened the scoring 1:29 into Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.

He got the Leafs off to a great start in a 5-2 victory. Clarkson has been better this season and he's already surpassed his goal total from a year ago. He currently has six goals and one assist in 20 games.
Nov 21 - 10:00 AM

Jonathan Bernier snapped a two-game losing streak and made 26 saves to bring the Leafs past Tampa Bay 5-2 on Thursday night.

Bernier improves to 6-5-2 with a .916 save percentage and 2.66 goals against average this season. The 26-year-old has been fairly consistent so far despite the Leafs' up-and-down path in the early goings of the season.
Nov 21 - 12:06 AM

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