News: Bozak (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: The upper-body injury that Bozak suffered Tuesday will not only keep him from Thursday's game against the Leafs, but will, in fact, send him to IR. A timetable for return has not been established, so it's uncertain whether Bozak will be able to return next Wednesday, when first eligible.
News: Lupul (groin) will not play Thursday against the Stars and says he is day-to-day, James Mìrtle of The Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: Lupul is also uncertain for the weekend games according to the report. He was placed on injured reserve last Thursday and wasn't expected back for about two weeks so it isn't a surprise he is uncertain for the weekend games.
News: Kessel (undisclosed) will play Thursday against the Stars, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Impact: An undisclosed ailment forced Kessel from Wednesday's practice, but it's apparently not severe enough to keep him off the ice Thursday. The 25-year-old has netted five goals in his last eight games, with 25 points (15G, 10A) overall.
News: Bernier will start in goal Thursday against the Stars, Jonas Siegel of TSN.ca reports.
Impact: The Leafs will try to get Bernier back on track with a home start Thursday, after the 25-year-old gave up nine goals in his last two starts, both of which came on the road. James Reimer figures to go Saturday, as the two players have been splitting time pretty evenly.
Colton Orr - #28 - Right Wing - 6'3" - 222lbs
Thu. Dec 5, 2013 | STATS
News: Orr is dealing with an elbow injury.
Impact: It's unclear if he will be ready to go Thursday night against Dallas.
Jerred Smithson - #22 - Right Wing - 6'3" - 209lbs
News: The Maple Leafs placed Smithson on waivers Wednesday, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: Smithson had no points and nine PIM in 13 games with the Leafs, but will be reassigned to AHL Toronto if he clears waivers.
News: Franson (lower body) will be available to play Thursday against the Stars, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: Franson returned to practice Wednesday after missing the Leafs' last couple games, and should be back in the lineup Thursday. The blueliner currently has 13 assists through 26 games.
Colton Orr - #28 - Right Wing - 6'3" - 222lbs
News: Orr is dealing with an elbow injury, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: The winger has no points in 26 games to date, but ranks third in the league with 73 PIM. Consider him a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with the Stars at this point.
News: Kessel left Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed ailment, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: Head coach Randy Carlyle said Kessel didn't feel well in one part of his body, so it's really anybody's guess what's wrong with him. The winger is off to a hot start this season, with 15 goals and 10 assists in 28 games, but should be considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Stars.
News: Bozak (upper body) did not practice with the team Wednesday, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: Bozak left Tuesday's game with the injury, and did not return. There's still no word on the how severe it is, but he received an MRI on Wednesday which should provide further clarity on the matter for the Leafs. In any case, it looks like the injury could be bad enough to keep him out of Thursday's matchup with the Stars.
News: Franson (lower body) practiced Wednesday, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: Franson missed the Leafs' last two games with a lower body injury, but returned to the ice for Wednesday's practice. He has 13 assists in 26 games so far, and his status for Thursday's game against the Stars is still unknown.
News: Kadri (personal) was on the ice for Wednesday's practice, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: Kadri was absent for Tuesday's loss to the Sharks due to a personal matter, but returned to the team in time for Wednesday's practice. It's probably safe to assume that his personal issue is a non-factor moving forward, and he should be available for Thursday's game against the Stars.
Wed. Dec 4, 2013 | STATS
News: Kadri missed Tuesday's 4-2 loss to San Jose because of a death in the family.
Impact: Peter Holland, acquired last month from Anaheim, took Kadri's place in the lineup.
News: Reimer saved 37 of 40 shots Tuesday against the Sharks, but it wasn't enough in a 4-2 loss.
Impact: That's three straight games in the loss column for Reimer, and he's allowed a dozen goals in that span. Still, this was a positive outing against a high-powered offense.
News: Raymond scored his 10th goal of the season on a power play in Tuesday's loss to the Sharks.
Impact: He now has goals in back-to-back games after going five games without. Raymond has completely resurrected his game in Toronto and is poised to better his previous career mark of 53 points. He's excellent value for the money -- pat yourself on the back for drafting him and feel free to boast to your buddies about how astute you are when it comes to sleepers.
News: Kessel's point streak now stands at four games and four points (three goals, one assist) after he potted a power-play marker in Tuesday's loss to San Jose.
Impact: It's nice to see the regularity in his game, as opposed to the fits and spurts of the previous three weeks (three points in 11 games; pointless in nine of those 11). But the only place where streaks are a little unforgiving is in head-to-head formats, but that's forgiven when you produce overall numbers like Kessel does. Roll with confidence.
News: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said Bozak has an upper-body injury, but he does not know any information about the severity, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Impact: Bozak apparently suffered the injury during Tuesday's game against San Jose and did not play in the final period. He's day-to-day until we know more about his availability for Thursday's game against the Stars. The silver lining here is that the injury is not related to the hamstring problem that kept Bozak out for a month.
News: Van Riemsdyk picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Sharks. He now has five points (three goals, two assists) in his last four games.
Impact: He's currently on pace to deliver 66 points, a number than would shatter his current career best of 40 (2010-11). He's becoming the power winger that we all dreamed about back when he was drafted in 2007. Use him well.
News: Bozak did not return to the ice to start the third period of Tuesday's game against San Jose, according to the game broadcast on Sportsnet Ontario.
Impact: Something was apparently bothering him in the second period, but it wasn't clear what it was. Fingers crossed it's not a recurrence of his hamstring issue.
News: Franson (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Sharks, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Impact: Franson was back at practice Tuesday but it appears coach Randy Carlyle wanted to give him some additional time off to recover from the injury. Look for him to have a more realistic chance at getting back in the lineup Thursday against Dallas.
News: Franson (lower body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Sharks, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Impact: Franson returned to practice Tuesday for the Maple Leafs after missing Monday. He could be ready to play Tuesday against the Sharks.
News: Kadri will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sharks due to a personal matter, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: Kadri will not be with the team due a death in the family for Tuesday's game. It is uncertain how long he will be away from the team, but the next the game for the Maple Leafs is on Thursday.
News: Reimer will start between the pipes in Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Impact: Reimer has been productive in relief this season, going 6-3-1 with a 2.58 GAA and a .931 save percentage. He is coming off back-to-back rough outings, allowing nine goals in two games. Against a difficult Sharks offense, Reimer may not be the best start Tuesday.
News: Kadri has his regular winger, David Clarkson, moved off his line at practice Monday, reports TSN.ca. "We're not creating enough chances and we're not creating enough from an offensive standpoint," head coach Randy Carlyle said. "For me and for us, we waited to do an analysis over the three games, and we just felt there wasn't enough there."
Impact: Kadri hasn't impressed since his return from suspension and really needs to step his game up. He has 17 points in 24 games, but just one goal in his last four games.
News: Clarkson and Nazem Kadri, who had been skating together of late, were separated at practice Monday.
Impact: The duo just have not clicked, so Clarkson was shuffled to the third line. But coach Randy Carlyle likes to move guys around during games, so don't count on this situation lasting too long.
News: Lupul (groin) skated prior to Monday's practice, reports TSN.ca.
Impact: The original timetable for his absence was two weeks; he was injured on Nov. 25. We would have loved to have seen him stay on the ice for practice, but that would be stretching things a little bit. Keep him reserved.
News: Franson (lower body) was not at practice Monday for the Maple Leafs, TSN.ca's Mark Masters reports.
Impact: Franson was not on the ice for the Leafs' Monday morning practice after being scratched from Saturday's game. His status is uncertain, but consider him day-to-day at this point.
News: Kessel picked up an assist in Saturday's loss to Montreal and in doing so, he stretched his current point streak to three games and three points (two goals, one assist).
Impact: The streak corresponds to the one that his center Tyler Bozak has also delivered. After sitting near the top of the scoring list in the NHL, Kessel has slipped to the bottom of the top-30. But the return of Bozak should help. Make sure he's active.
News: Raymond's goal Saturday snapped a five-game goal drought for the speedy winger.
Impact: He has cooled since his hot start and he has just two points in his last six outings. His production projects to a new career best, but he'll need to stabilize the peaks and valleys in his production to reach that height. Use caution when activating -- don't overestimate his potential production right now.
News: Bozak's assist Saturday stretched his current point streak to three games and four points (one goal, three assists).
Impact: His faceoff percentage has been awful since his return from injury and he's won just 41.6 percent (37 of 89) of his draws in his last three games. But those points are a welcome sight for owners who stayed patient during his injury absence. He may be boring, but he can help. Check his availability.
News: Bernier made 35 saves in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Canadiens.
Impact: He was good at times, but he did allow a stinker in the second that he surely wants back. He's been less than stellar in his last three starts, all of which resulted in sub-.900 save percentages and losses. You may want to think about sitting him until he pulls things back together. He feels a little risky right now.
News: Franson sustained an injury during pregame warmups and was scratched for Saturday's game against the Canadiens, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Impact: The Leafs haven't provided official word on the injury, but it sounds like it was an lower-body ailment since Franson was seen limping to the locker room. He'll be replaced in the lineup by Morgan Rielly on Saturday.
News: Bernier will get the start Saturday vs. the Canadiens, TSN's Mark Masters reports.
Impact: Bernier will be searching for his first career win against the Canadiens after losing in his previous two opportunities while playing for the Kings. He could have a difficult time doing so with the talented Carey Price in the net for Montreal.
Nikolai Kulemin - #41 - Left Wing - 6'1" - 225lbs
News: Kulemin scored his second goal of the season during the Leafs' 3-2 overtime loss to the Sabres on Friday.
Impact: The low-scoring but hard-hitting Kulemin tallied his first point in four games and has been a bit of a disappointment for fantasy owners this season. He's got just the two goals and only three assists through 14 games this year.
News: Reimer stopped 26 of 29 shots during the Maple Leafs' overtime loss to the Sabres on Friday.
Impact: Reimer played a strong game for the most part, but got beat twice int he second period and then lost the game just 38 seconds into overtime. While he took the loss in this one, it was still a vast improvement over his previous start where he allowed six goals to Columbus. Through 12 games this season, he is now 6-3-1 with a 2.58 GAA and a .931 save percentage.
News: Kessel notched his 14th goal of the season in Friday's OT loss to Buffalo. He fired a game-high seven shots.
Impact: He now has goals in back-to-back contests and he appears to be gelling with Tyler Bozak again. This could be the beginning of one of his streaks. Take advantage.
Jake Gardiner - #51 - Defense - 6'2" - 184lbs
News: Gardiner, who has been a recent healthy scratch, will slot back into the lineup against Buffalo on Friday night, according to TSN.
Impact: And this again ignites the trade rumors for the young defender who has struggled this season. He plays a very loose game and that doesn't seem to sit well with coach Randy Carlyle. But Gardiner was outstanding last year in the postseason, so it's clear he has it in him to make the adjustments. Unfortunately, he should be stapled to your bench until he makes those adjustments -- his game is far too unstable right now to be a fantasy help.
Carter Ashton - #37 - Right Wing - 6'3" - 215lbs
News: Ashton was recalled from AHL Toronto on Friday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: His call-up was made possible by Joffrey Lupul's placement on injured reserve. Unlike Lupul, Ashton possesses very little acumen as a scorer, with most of his utility existing in an enforcer role.
News: Reimer is expected to get the starting nod Friday vs. the Sabres, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: Reimer was poised to gather one of the starts for the Leafs' weekend back-to-back, and it looks like he'll get the better draw of the two against the league-worst Sabres. The game should present a great opportunity for Reimer to get back in the win column following his six-goal debacle against the Blue Jackets on Monday.
Thu. Nov 28, 2013 | STATS
News: James van Riemsdyk scored twice and added an assist for the Maple Leafs.
Impact: The great performance from van Riemsdyk was not enough, as the Maple Leafs fell to the Penguins 6-5 in a shootout.
Thu. Nov 28, 2013 | RotoWire
News: The Maple Leafs placed Lupul (groin) on injured reserve Thursday, the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle reports.
Impact: No surprise here. Lupul is expected to miss at least two weeks with the injury, so the Leafs have the opportunity to bring in a reinforcement while the forward is out.
News: Kessel picked up his 13th goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
Impact: He has 22 points in 25 games, but he has been particularly streaky of late -- four of his points (all goals) have come in the last 12 games after delivering 18 points in his first 13 games. He's too good to bench; you just need to prep for peaks and valleys.
News: Bozak, who went minus-2 with no points in his return to action Monday, picked up a goal, added an assist and finished plus-3 in a loss to the Penguins on Wednesday. He played 24:37.
Impact: It was immediate chemistry with Phil Kessel and James Van Riemsdyk, and that's great for the Leafs and his fantasy owners. Get him back in your lineup.
News: Bernier made 43 saves through overtime and allowed two goals in the shootout in a 6-5 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night.
Impact: It was a hairy game. The Leafs had leads of 4-1 and 5-3, only to see the Pens roar back in the third period to knot things up. Then again, the loss wasn't entirely his -- the Leafs failed to record a single shot in the third period or in the overtime frame. He did make several impressive saves, but the Leafs' wobbles overall concern us -- their goalies can only steal so many contests.
News: Van Riemsdyk scored twice and added an assist in Toronto's shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. One of the goals came on the power play.
Impact: He'd gone three games without a point, so this outburst was a welcome sight. He now has 11 goals and 19 points in 23 games, and should deliver a 70-point season. You know what to do.
News: The Maple Leafs believe Lupul (groin) will return to action closer to two weeks, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Impact: The team gave Lupul a speculative two-to-three week timetable after he was diagnosed with a Grade 2 groin strain Tuesday morning, but it appears the low end of that timetable seems most likely for the forward. Mason Raymond will move up to the Leafs' second line to cover for Lupul while he remains out.
News: Bernier will be back in the net Wednesday against the Penguins, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Impact: After watching James Reimer get blasted for six goals on 21 shot attempts in Monday's loss to the Blue Jackets, it was an easy choice for coach Randy Carlyle to return the net to Bernier. With a steady 2.16 GAA and .934 to go along with his 8-6-1 record, Bernier has maintained a relatively strong grip on the No. 1 job through the first quarter of the season.
News: Lupul (groin) may be out for a while, reports Toronto's Sportsnet 590 TheFAN, which quoted Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle: "It'll be a miracle" if he plays this weekend.
Impact: Grade 2 strains generally need two-to-three weeks recovery, but no source from the team has cited that number just yet. Staple Loops to your bench for now.
Jay McClement - #11 - Center - 6'1" - 205lbs
News: McClement may only have two assists this season, but his teammates consider him the team's "hidden MVP," according to the Toronto Sun. "Look at a guy like Jay and what he does in the game -- it's more than guys who do score," Leafs winger David Clarkson said.
Impact: McClement is logging heavy minutes as a grinder, and had gone positive in the face-off circle for 10 straight games prior to Monday. On Saturday, he played more than 20 minutes, most of it smothering the Caps' Alexander Ovechkin. He's the Leafs' top PK man and best face-off guy, and he can actually slot onto any of the team's four lines. McClement won't offer help in traditional fantasy formats, but his presence sure helps your other Leaf players.
News: Lupul was diagnosed with a Grade 2 groin strain and will not play in Wednesday's game against the Penguins, James Mirtle of the Toronto Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: Lupul pulled the groin in Monday's shutout loss to the Blue Jackets. It appears to be a somewhat moderate strain and he could miss a bit of time. His timetable is uncertain at this point, but if he needs to miss a few games, an IR trip could be in the cards to provide the Maple Leafs with an extra skater.
News: Lupul (groin) did not practice with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Impact: Lupul suffered a pulled groin in Monday's shutout loss to the Blue Jackets, and the severity of the injury still has not been announced. More information may be provided following Tuesday's practice, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Penguins appears questionable at this point.
Tue. Nov 26, 2013 | STATS
News: Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said Wednesday he expects Lupul to miss two weeks due to a groin injury suffered against Columbus on Nov. 25.
Impact: Lupul has been placed on injured reserve.
News: Reimer took a beating Monday, surrendering six goals on 21 shots in an ugly 6-0 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Impact: This one seemingly came out of nowhere, with Reimer carrying a 2.10 GAA and .947 save percentage into Monday's game. Those numbers won't look so pretty now, and Jonathan Bernier will likely get the start Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Despite Monday's ugly result, Reimer is still having a strong season on the heels of his breakout 2012-13 campaign. As most observers expected before the year, Toronto has a pair of quality netminders.
News: Lupul pulled his groin during Monday's 6-0 loss to the Blue Jackets, Jonas Siegel of TSN.ca reports.
Impact: Coach Randy Carlyle said that the severity of the injury has yet to be determined. If it turns out to be serious, this would be a major loss for both the Maple Leafs and Lupul's fantasy owners. The veteran winger has 15 points (eight goals) through 22 contests -- relatively pedestrian for a guy who averaged better than a point per game in each of the previous two seasons.
News: Bozak (hamstring) will return to action Monday against the Columbus, according to Sportsnet 590 TheFAN.
Impact: Bozak is on the ice for the early warm-up and will dress. He will likely slide right back into his regular gig with Phil Kessel and James Van Riemsdyk, so slot him back into your lineup.
News: Bozak (hamstring) is expected to return for Monday's game against the Blue Jackets, James Mirtle of the Toronto Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: Bozak will take to the ice for the first time in a month after dealing with a hamstring injury. He did not have any issues in Monday's skate and he will be back in the lineup for the Maple Leafs.
News: Reimer will start in goal for Monday's game against the Blue Jackets, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Impact: Reimer will take the turn in net Tuesday riding a hot streak. He has won his last two starts and allowed three goals between the games. He should be a solid start Monday against the Blue Jackets.
News: Bozak (hamstring) appears unlikely to play Saturday against the Capitals, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Impact: After Bozak hobbled through Friday's practice, he wasn't a part of line rushes at Saturday's morning skate, an indication he won't be making his return this weekend. Bozak will probably need a little more practice time before the team chooses to activate him from injured reserve.
News: Kadri picked up a power-play assist Saturday against Washington to stretch his point streak to three games and three points (one goal, two assists).
Impact: Sure, the streak was interrupted by a suspension, but it's still a streak. And his 16 points in 20 games projects to a cool 63. Apply liberally and enjoy.
News: Clarkson scored a power-play goal on a tip-in shot in the second period of Saturday's shootout win over the Capitals.
Impact: His hand-eye is incredible -- he redirected a Jake Gardiner shot that was about three-and-a-half feet off the ice. He now has two goals in his last three games and is working the boards like a mad man. He's finally finding his groove. Use him as you originally drafted. He has arrived.
News: Reimer was pelted with pucks Saturday when the Leafs faced the Capitals. He made 49 saves through overtime in a 2-1 shootout victory.
Impact: That first star nod was very well deserved. He carried a shutout to the 15:50 mark of the third when Alexander Ovechkin slipped his check and made no mistake. Reimer's game may not be as quiet or controlled as Jonathan Bernier's, but he still delivers the mail when he's in the blue paint. Activate him when you know he's in the net. #goodasgold.
Trevor Smith - #23 - Center - 6'1" - 195lbs
News: Smith, who's been receiving regular playing time lately, is not expected to suit up Saturday against the Capitals, TSN.ca reports.
Impact: Nazem Kadri is back from suspension and it sounds like the team would like to get Frazer McLaren some playing time, so Smith becomes the odd-man out. He sits at six points in 13 games on the season.
Mark Fraser - #2 - Defense - 6'4" - 220lbs
News: Fraser (knee) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, Davis Alter of SPortsNet 590 reports.
Impact: Fraser has been out since injuring his knee during Monday's game against the Sabres. He is expected to suit up for the game against the Capitals with Morgan Rielly heading to the bench.
News: Reimer will be in net for the Leafs when they take on the Capitals on Saturday, TSN's Mark Masters reports.
Impact: This will be Reimer's fourth start in the month of November (all Saturday games) and he is 1-2-0 with a 2.68 GAA in his previous three. He's done a solid job backing up Jonathan Bernier this season and is 5-2-0 with a 2.27 GAA and .942 save percentage over nine games this season.
Morgan Rielly - #44 - Defense - 6'1" - 205lbs
Fri. Nov 22, 2013 | STATS
News: Rielly had two assists Thursday.
Impact: He has eight total assists this season.
Fri. Nov 22, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Kessel has seen less than 16 minutes of ice time in each of the last three games, almost three minutes less than his season average (18:57).
Impact: There is plenty of suspicion that he's nursing some kind of nagging wrist injury and he refused to talk about it after practice Thursday. He still managed two pretty goals in Tuesday's win, so it didn't seem to bother him that much (if it is injured). This bears monitoring, but you should keep him active as long as he's in the lineup.
Fri. Nov 22, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Bozak (hamstring) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Impact: Bozak bowed out of the session after about 30 minutes and seemed to be hobbling before leaving the ice. He said afterwards that he was just worn out from the activity and remains questionable to play Saturday. Don't expect the Leafs to activate him from IR and play him until he demonstrates that he's at least a little bit healthier.
Mark Fraser - #2 - Defense - 6'4" - 220lbs
News: Fraser (knee) will not play Thursday against the Predators, TSN.ca reports.
Impact: Fraser was at least able to practice Wednesday, so it seems like he should't miss too many games beyond Thursday's contest. He'll be replaced by Morgan Rielly on Thursday.
Peter Holland - #24 - Center - 6'2" - 194lbs
News: Holland tallied his first goal as a member of the Maple Leafs in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Predators. He delivered eight hits, but won just four of his 12 face-offs.
Impact: The face-off percentage concerns us -- he won't stay in the NHL long if that keeps up. This guy has talent galore, but his intensity tends to wane at inopportune moments. Consistency will be key to his future success. For now, he's a fantasy risk just because he doesn't have it.
News: Raymond stretched his point streak to five games and six points with an assist in Thursday's loss to Nashville.
Impact: This guy is loving the heat of the lights in the Big Smoke -- he's on a career pace and is rubbing salt in the wounds of the Vancouver Canucks, who decided he just wasn't good enough for their lineup. Yes, the same Canucks team that's currently outside looking in on a playoff spot. Use him and enjoy every second of it. The Leafs sure are.
News: Bernier made 24 saves in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Predators.
Impact: The loss wasn't his -- his teammates really didn't put up any sustained attack after the quarter pole of the first period. Watch for James Reimer to get the reins next game out.
News: Kadri scored a goal Thursday against Nashville in his return from a three-game suspension. It was his sixth of the season.
Impact: He also laid three hits, blocked one shot and fired three. Get him back in there.
News: Bozak (hamstring) will not play Thursday against the Predators, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: After three weeks on the shelf with the hamstring injury, Bozak returned to practice Monday, though he's not quite where he needs to be in order to play. The expectation is that Bozak will return for Saturday's game against the Capitals, despite still being "a little sore."
News: Bernier will start in goal Thursday against the Predators, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: The Leafs will ride the hot hand of Bernier, who hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of his lats five starts. He shut out the Predators on 36 shots back on Oct. 10.
Carter Ashton - #37 - Right Wing - 6'3" - 215lbs
News: Ashton was reassigned to AHL Toronto on Thursday, David Alter of Sportsnet 590 reports.
Impact: Ashton's playing time has dried up completely in the past week or so. He'll at least get frequent run with the AHL affiliate after averaging just under eight minutes of ice time in his 13 games with the NHL club.
Wed. Nov 20, 2013 | STATS
News: Kessel also broke out of a mini-slump, scoring a pair of goals Tuesday.
Impact: They were Kessel's first goals in five games. He had just one point in his past seven.
Wed. Nov 20, 2013 | STATS
News: Clarkson scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf and Toronto beat the New York Islanders 5-2 for its second win in a row.
Impact: The 29-year-old signed with the Maple Leafs as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason and was unable to score in his first 11 games with the team.
Mon. Nov 18, 2013 | STATS
News: Kessel missed Monday's practice with the flu.
Impact: It's unclear if he'll play Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
News: Reimer made 33 saves as Toronto snapped a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Impact: Reimer is 5-2-0 with a 2.27 GAA.
News: Raymond had a goal and an assist as Toronto snapped a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Impact: Raymond has 15 points as he adjusts to life in the microscope that is Leafs Nation.
News: Franson was credited with two assists as Toronto snapped a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Impact: Franson has 12 points - all via the assist route.
News: Van Riemsdyk scored twice as Toronto snapped a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Impact: Van Riemsdyk has moved back to his natural left wing position with the acquisition of center Peter Holland so fantasy owners should benefit.