Tuesday's line combinations from Leafs camp:
The Maple Leafs continued to hold D Mike Van Ryn out of scrimmages. He was limited to 27 games last season due to two concussions and season-ending knee injury. Van Ryn revealed that his knee suffered a setback in the summer and he had to undergo another procedure two months ago. Toronto coach Ron Wilson remarked that Van Ryn will likely see some preseason action next week … Wilson said that he will likely carry eight defenceman on the 23-player roster to start the season … Team Sittler beat Team Kennedy by a 3-0 score on Tueaday. John Mitchell and Mikhail Stefanovich, with two goals, scored the goals … The six-foot-two, 202-pound Stefanovich of Belarus played for Patrick Roy and the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL last season. He scored 49 goals in 56 games. Stefanovich, who turns 20 on Nov. 27, can either be returned to Quebec as an overager or sent to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL … The lineup for the Leafs' first preseason game against the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday will contain plenty of youngsters like Nazem Kadri, Tyler Bozak, Phil Oreskovic, Jay Rosehill, Andre Deveaux as well as veterans Colton Orr, Wayne Primeau and Jason Allison, who is trying to make a comeback. Look for Allison to centre a line with Jiri Tlusty and Nikolai Kulemin on the wings. Joey MacDonald will play half of the game in goal … The luxury of having another ice pad across the hallway came in handy yesterday when forward Ben Ondrus was slammed into the corner, loosening the boards. Rather than a lengthy delay, the players walked across the hall and resumed action at the Marlies practice rink.
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