Sports Leafs forward Leo Komarov to miss Game 3 against Boston

19:52  16 april  2018
19:52  16 april  2018 Source:   Sportsnet

Plekanec steps up for Leafs in Kadri’s absence

  Plekanec steps up for Leafs in Kadri’s absence The Toronto Maple Leafs will turn to Tomas Plekanec to centre their top checking line Monday night when they try and get back into their Eastern Conference quarter-finals series with the Boston Bruins. Having lost the first two games of the series, the Leafs were also facing a shortage at centre, with Nazem Kadri on a three-game suspension; Plekanec was in Kadri’s regular spot — between Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau — at the morning skate Monday.

Paul Hendrick and Joe Bowen recap Game 1 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins.. Leo Komarov addresses the media following Toronto's Game 1 loss against Boston on Thursday night..

Leo Komarov (lower body) will be a game -time decision for Saturday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Komarov has missed each of Toronto's last seven games . The Leafs forward gave his team their first lead of the game , as he made it 4- 3 in the third period.

a group of people skiing on the snow © Cole Burston/CP

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov will miss Game 3 against the Boston Bruins because of a lower-body injury.

Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said at Monday morning’s game-day skate that the 31-year-old Finn is day-to-day and that he hopes to have him back for Game 4 on Thursday.

"He’s going to skate tomorrow, and then will skate the following day and be a game-time decision (for Game 4)," said Babcock.

Centre Dominic Moore will take Komarov’s spot in the lineup. Moore sat out the first two games of the series as a healthy scratch.

Boston leads the first-round series 2-0, having outscored Toronto 12-4 in two games at TD Garden.

Komarov was originally hurt in Saturday’s Game 2 in Boston.

PREGAME: Leafs primed for rematch with Boston .
PREGAME: Leafs primed for rematch with Boston"We believe in our team, that's the thing going forward," said Leafs winger Mitch Marner. "We know what we're capable of.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!