Toronto Maple Leafs Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Jonathan Bernier, G3/3/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier was superb in Tuesday's, 3-2, victory over the Panthers
Insight: Bernier made 40 saves on 42 shots for a .952 save percentage. He is 19-19-5 this season.
Peter Holland, C3/3/2015 11:22:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Peter Holland scored the game-winning goal in the third period as Toronto defeated Florida, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: Perhaps this victory will allow the Maple Leafs to forget about Phil Kessel ranting to the media and TSN posting a fan tweet joking about Joffrey Lupul sleeping with Dion Phaneuf's wife. Unlikely, though, as it's been a rough season in Toronto. The Maple Leafs scored two goals in the final period to erase a one-goal deficit versus the Panthers. Holland had 10 goals and 10 assists in 54 games this season.
James Reimer, G3/1/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer allowed three goals during Sunday's loss against the Capitals.
Insight: Reimer faced 31 total shots, and lowered his record to 7-14-0. In no way should he be owned anywhere.
Jonathan Bernier, G2/26/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was fantastic during Thursday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He faced 49 shots on goal and allowed only two to get past him. Bernier is still not a great fantasy option though, as he is now 18-18-5 on the season.
Tyler Bozak, C2/26/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak had a goal and an assist on Thursday night.
Insight: Bozak has been solid this season, with 17 goals and 39 points through 61 games. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf also lit the lamp for Toronto.
Daniel Winnik, C2/25/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Daniel Winnik in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2016 second-round pick and 2015 fourth-round pick.
Insight: Winnik is an immediate upgrade for a Penguins team that was looking for depth. Winnik had seven goals and 18 assists with a plus-15 rating in 58 games in Toronto. He will already have the second-best plus/minus on the Penguins. Toronto will pay half of Winnik's salary, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Daniel Winnik, C2/21/2015 11:58:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Daniel Winnik notched two points on Saturday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and now has seven goals and 16 points, along with a plus-15 rating through 58 games this season. Despite the solid outing, Winnik can be left on the wire.
James van Riemsdyk, LW2/21/2015 11:56:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk netted the overtime winner Saturday against the Jets.
Insight: It is nice to see van Riemsdyk has 22 goals and 45 points through 60 games this season. However, it is not easy for owners to look at his minus-23 rating.
Joffrey Lupul, LW2/21/2015 11:42:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul has missed the past four games due to a lower body injury and with little hope of the playoffs there is no reason to push him back into the lineup.
Insight: Lupul had 19 points in the first 32 games, which was certainly fantasy worthy, but he can't stay healthy. This is his third extended absence this season.
James Reimer, G2/20/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer allowed two goals in the, 2-1, loss to the Hurricanes on Friday.
Insight: Reimer made 24 saves in the loss. He is 7-13-0 as Toronto's backup goaltender this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G2/17/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier did not play well during Tuesday's loss against the Panthers.
Insight: He stopped just 14-of-17 shots on goal, and really looked uncomfortable all night. Bernier is now 16-18-5 overall.
Phil Kessel, RW2/17/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal during Tuesday's loss versus Florida.
Insight: Kessel also had six shots on goal and a minus-one rating. He now has 22 goals and 48 points through 58 games, but is also an unimpressive minus-20 on the season.
Cody Franson, D2/15/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Defenseman Cody Franson has been traded to Nashville according to NHL.com.
Insight: Franson's Toronto teammate Mike Santorelli will join him in Nashville as the Predators send the Maple Leafs Olli Jokinen, Brandan Leipsic and a 2015 first-round pick. This is a good trade for both sides, and it should benefit Franson's fantasy value. He goes from the second-most scored upon team in the Eastern Conference to the least scored upon team in the Western Conference.
Jonathan Bernier, G2/14/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier took a heartbreaking loss for fantasy owners on Saturday versus the Canadiens.
Insight: Bernier made 31 saves on 32 shots, but his team couldn't muster more than a goal versus Carey Price. Toronto lost, 2-1, in a shootout. Bernier is 16-17-5 this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G2/12/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals on during Thursday's loss against the Islanders.
Insight: He faced 41 shots on goal, and made some big saves, but it wasn't enough. Bernier is now 16-17-4 overall.
Morgan Rielly, D2/10/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly scored two goals, but it still wasn't enough versus the Rangers on Tuesday.
Insight: Toronto fell to New York, 5-4. Rielly is all the sudden a goal scoring, finding the back of the net three times in the last two games. He has just six goals and 12 assists in 54 games this season.
James Reimer, G2/7/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer played well on Saturday night.
Insight: He allowed just one goal on 33 shots, and defeated Edmonton. Reimer is now 7-11-0 on the season, but still has not done enough for owners to give him a shot.
Peter Holland, C2/7/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Toronto center Peter Holland recorded two points in Saturday's victory against the Oilers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. It was a solid outing for Holland, but he is not worth a pickup, with just nine goals and 18 points through 44 games this season.
Tyler Bozak, C2/6/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored the team's lone goal during Friday's loss against the Devils.
Insight: Bozak has a nice point toal on the season, with 34 (15 goals, 19 assists), but his minus-13 rating is definitely hurting fantasy owners.
James Reimer, G1/31/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer took a rough loss Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: He allowed just one goal on 18 shots, but it wasn't enough. Reimer is not a fantasy option either, as he is now 6-10-0 on the season.
Dion Phaneuf, D1/31/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf will be out at least another week according to TSN Radio.
Insight: Phaneuf is listed as week-to-week with an upper body injury, so this isn't exactly surprising. The good news is Phaneuf skated on his own Saturday morning.
Phil Kessel, RW1/29/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal on Thursday.
Insight: Kessel scored the first goal of the game, but Arizona notched three unanswered goal to end the game. Kessel amassed six shots on net. He has 20 goals and 25 assists in 50 games this season.
Joffrey Lupul, LW1/29/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul is expected to be activate for Thursday's game.
Insight: Lupul has missed the last 11 games due to a lower body injury. He amassed nine goals and eight assists for 17 points in the first 26 games. He could play on a line with Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel.
James van Riemsdyk, LW1/28/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk scored a goal during Wednesday's loss against the Devils.
Insight: van Riemsdyk led the team with eight shots on net. Toronto, however, lost to New Jersey in a shootout, 2-1. van Riemsdyk has 21 goals and 21 assists in 49 games this season.
Dion Phaneuf, D1/26/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf is out for the next few games due to an upper body injury, according to the team's site.
Insight: Phaneuf hould be considered week-to-week. With two goals and 20 assists in 48 games this season, he has low-end fantasy value only.
James van Riemsdyk, LW1/21/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk scored a goal during Wednesday's loss against Ottawa.
Insight: It is nice to see that he has 20 goals and 41 points, but van Riemsdyk is also minus-17 through 48 games this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G1/19/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals on 13 shots on Monday.
Insight: Bernier lasted just 42 seconds into the second period after allowing three goals versus the Hurricanes. Bernier is 16-14-3 this season.
Nikolay Kulemin, LW1/19/2015 5:58:00 PM
Description: Islanders left winger Nikolai Kulemin scored two goals and an assist in the, 7-4, victory over the Flyers.
Insight: Kulemin assisted Michael Grabner's goal fewer than two minutes into the game, and then scored in the first period. Kulemin added a shorthanded goal in the second period. Kulemin has 11 goals and nine assists in 46 games this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G1/17/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed three goals during Saturday's loss to the Blues.
Insight: He faced 33 shots on goal. Bernier is now 16-13-3 on the season, and remains atop the depth chart.
James van Riemsdyk, LW1/9/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk recorded three points and eight shots on goal during Friday's win over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with two penalty minutes. van Rimesdyk now 19 goals and 40 points through 42 games.
Daniel Winnik, C1/7/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs forward Daniel Winnik scored a goal and had six shots during Wednesday's loss to the Capitals.
Insight: Winnik is not a relevant option, as he now has two goals and 15 points through 39 games.
James Reimer, G1/3/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer was unimpressive Saturday versus Winnipeg.
Insight: He allowed five goals and 40 shots, and is now 6-7-0 overall. Reimer is not a relevant option.
Phil Kessel, RW1/1/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel notched two more points during Wednesday's shootout victory against the Bruins.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. Kessel continues to be one of the top scorers in the NHL, and now has 18 goals and 41 points through 38 games.
James Reimer, G12/29/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer was great in net on Monday but lost, 3-2.
Insight: Reimer made 38 saves on 41 shots, but it wasn't enough as Tampa Bay erased a, 2-1, deficit to come back and win, 3-2. Reimer is 6-6-0 this season as Jonathan Bernier's backup.
Nazem Kadri, C12/23/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri had a goal on Tuesday.
Insight: Kadri also had an assist as he finished plus-three in the shutout victory. Kadri has 10 goals and 12 assists this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G12/23/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped all 43 shots he faced on Tuesday.
Insight: That's Bernier's second shutout of the season. It was really nice to see him play so well after Bernier was peppered for seven goals on Saturday.
Dion Phaneuf, D12/18/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf scored the team's only goal on Thursday.
Insight: Toronto lost to Carolina, 4-1. Phaneuf isn't really fantasy relevant with two goals and 15 assists in 32 games this season.
Tyler Bozak, C12/16/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak continued his strong season during Tuesday's win against Anaheim.
Insight: Bozak had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. He is a strong option, with 12 goals and 27 points through 31 games.
Phil Kessel, RW12/16/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel had a big game Tuesday against the Ducks.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, and now has 17 goals and 34 points through 31 games. Kessel is one of the top options out there.
Jonathan Bernier, G12/13/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 27-of-28 shots to lift the Maple Leafs over the red hot Red Wings, 4-1.
Insight: Bernier is 4-1-0 with a .928 save percentage over his last four games. He is 12-6-3 and came into the game with a 2.63 GAA and .918 save percentage for the season.
James Reimer, G12/10/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer played very well on Wednesday night.
Insight: He made 41 saves on 42 shots, but the game still went into a shootout. He is entrenched as the backup in Toronto.
Phil Kessel, RW12/10/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored the team's lone goal on Wednesday night.
Insight: Kessel now has 15 goals and 29 points through 28 games. He is a top option at forward.
Jonathan Bernier, G12/9/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played very well during Tuesday's, 4-1, victory over the Flames.
Insight: Bernier made 31 saves, allowing just one goal. He is now 11-6-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.72 GAA and .916 save percentage.
James van Riemsdyk, LW12/9/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Flames.
Insight: Toronto won, 4-1. van Riemsdyk led the Maple Leafs with six shots on net and also finished plus-one. He scored on the power play in the second period and assisted Phil Kessel's empty-net goal in the third.
Jonathan Bernier, G12/6/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played very well during Saturday's victory versus Vancouver.
Insight: He stopped 44-of-46 shots on goal and raised his record to 10-6-3. Bernier is the top option in Toronto, and owners should continue to have him active whenever he starts.
Joffrey Lupul, LW12/6/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul recorded two points in Saturday's win against the Canucks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, and has now notched at least one point in four consecutive games. Lupul has 10 points through 14 games, and should be in all lineups.
Phil Kessel, RW12/4/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored his 13th goal of the season on Thursday against the Devils.
Insight: Kessel scored a power-play goal late in the third period, but Toronto still trailed New Jersey by two. Kessel has 14 assists to go with the 13 goals and a minus-two rating.
Nazem Kadri, C12/2/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Stars on Tuesday.
Insight: Kadri has not lived up to his sleeper pick potential this season. He scored 20 goals and 30 assists last season, but through 24 games this season, he has six goals and eight assists. Hopefully the nice game on Tuesday gets him going.
Joffrey Lupul, LW12/2/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's victory over the Stars.
Insight: Lupul missed the beginning of the season, but in his 12 games since returning, he has five goals and two assists. His plus/minus, however, is still minus-one. Despite both of his goals Tuesday being were even strength, Lupul still finished with an even rating.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/29/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped nearly 95 percent of the Capitals shots on Saturday to defeat Washington, 6-2.
Insight: Bernier kicked aside 35-of-37 shots Saturday. He is 8-5-3 this season and came into the game with a 2.63 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Tyler Bozak, C11/29/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored two goals in Saturday's win against the Capitals.
Insight: It was the second time in eight days Bozak scored multiple goals in a game. In the last three games, Bozak has five goals. He has 11 scores and 11 helpers this season.
Joffrey Lupul, LW11/25/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul is ready to return to action.
Insight: After missing about a month with a broken hand, Lupul will return on Wednesday versus Pittsburgh. Lupul has two goals and one assist through nine games this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/22/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier stopped 26-of-27 shots on goal, in Saturday's win over the Red Wings.
Insight: He played very well, and is now 6-5-2 with a 2.66 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Tyler Bozak, C11/22/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored two goals in Saturday's win against Detroit.
Insight: The second one was an empty netter, but nevertheless Bozak now has eight goals and 19 points on the season.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/20/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed two goals in a, 5-2, victory against the Lightning on Thursday night.
Insight: Bernier stopped 26-of-28 shots. He is 6-5-2 this season and came into the game with a 2.72 GAA and .915 save percentage.
James van Riemsdyk, LW11/20/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs left winger James van Riemsdyk scored twice on Thursday against the Lightning.
Insight: Both goals came within three minutes of each other in the second period. The second one was on the power play. Van Riemsdyk has nine goals and eight assists in 20 games this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/18/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was pulled after the first period on Tuesday night versus Nashville.
Insight: He allowed three goals on 12 shots, before being replaced by James Reimer. Reimer was actually worse, and allowed six goals on 25 shots. Bernier dropped his record to 5-5-2 on the season.
James Reimer, G11/15/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer did not help any owner who plugged him in for his spot start on Saturday.
Insight: Reimer earned the start against lowly Buffalo because it was the second game of a back-to-back, and Reimer allowed six goals on 35 shots. That's a .829 save percentage. Ouch.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/14/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played well during Friday's loss to the Penguins.
Insight: He stopped 39-of-41 shots, but it was not enough. Bernier dropped his record to 5-4-2 on the season.
James van Riemsdyk, LW11/12/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Toronto left winger James van Riemsdyk recorded three points on Wednesday.
Insight: He had one goal and two assists, along with a +2 rating. van Riemsdyk now has a solid 14 points, and will be a threat all season long.
Phil Kessel, RW11/12/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals in Wednesday's win over the Bruins.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Kessel now has 21 points through only 16 games.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/12/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier earned his fifth victory of the season, Wednesday against Boston.
Insight: He made 25 saves on 26 shots, and is now 5-3-2 on the season.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/12/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will start on Wednesday against the Bruins.
Insight: Bernier will be coming off a poor performance against the Rangers where he allowed four goals on 35 shots. He is 4-3-2 with a .913 save percentage and 2.75 GAA.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/8/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier earned the win Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: He has now won three of his past four games, and after stopping 31-of-35 shots, Bernier is now 4-3-2 on the season.
Phil Kessel, RW11/8/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
Insight: He now has eight goals, and is well on his way to another big season, with 19 points overall.
Jonathan Bernier, G11/6/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier will start for Toronto on Thursday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Toronto turns to Bernier after a poor team outing against Arizona on Tuesday. Bernier has won his last two games and has allowed just one goal.
James Reimer, G11/5/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer lost his second game of the season, Tuesday versus Arizona.
Insight: He stopped 30-of-33 shots on goal, and is now 3-2-0 with a 2.59 GAA and .925 save percentage. Reimer will continue to split time with Jonathan Bernier, as we move forward. Defensemen Cody Franson and Dion Phaneuf scored Toronto's two goals.
David Booth, LW11/3/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Toronto left wing David Booth (foot) could be back on the ice soon.
Insight: He has surpassed his estimated four-week recovery time, but has yet to be activated from injured reserve. However, that activation could come any day, as Booth has shedded his walking boot, and is practicing with the team, daily.
James Reimer, G11/1/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer stopped 45 shots on Saturday against the Blackhawks.
Insight: He vastly outplayed his counterpart, Corey Crawford, as Reimer nearly faced double the amount of shots Reimer did. Reimer allowed two goals and won his third game of the season.
James van Riemsdyk, LW11/1/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Playing against his brother, left wing James van Riemsdyk scored on Saturday night.
Insight: van Riemsdyk scored an unassisted goal in the second period to tie the game, 2-2. Peter Holland scored the game-winning goal in the first three minutes of the third period. van Riemsdyk has five goals this season.
Joffrey Lupul, LW11/1/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul will miss three weeks with a broken hand according to Sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Lupul suffered the injury at practice on Friday by falling on his hand after tripping over a stick. This just adds to the long list of injuries Lupul has suffered through his career.
Jonathan Bernier, G10/31/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier played well in Fridays's victory over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He stopped 28-of-29 shots on goal, and is now 3-3-1 on the season. Bernier will continue to split time with James Reimer.
Phil Kessel, RW10/31/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal in Friday's win over Columbus.
Insight: It was his sixth goal of the season, and he also contributed two assists and two shots on goal. Kessel was +3 on the night, and is now +1 overall.
Phil Kessel, RW10/28/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Sabres.
Insight: Kessel had five shots on goal and finished plus-one. He has five goals and five assists this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G10/28/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier faced just 10 shots and stopped them all against the Sabres.
Insight: Bernier was sharp even with his light work load, and it was just a poor showing from Buffalo. It was Bernier's first shutout of the season.
Jonathan Bernier, G10/25/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was pulled during Saturday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He had 21 saves on 25 shots before being relieved by James Reimer in the third period. Both goalies should continue to spilit time, as Reimer saved all eight shots he faced.
Phil Kessel, RW10/25/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel will have a lot more space to work with on Saturday night against the Bruins.
Insight: Without defenseman Zdeno Chara, Kessel will have more room to work with than he usually does against the Bruins. It could result in a big night. Make sure Kessel is in your lineup.
Jonathan Bernier, G10/21/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier picked up his first win of the season.
Insight: He stopped 34-of-36 shots on goal, and frustrated Islanders' players all night. Bernier will continue to split starts with James Reimer, unless something drastic happens.
Phil Kessel, RW10/21/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored two goals on Tuesday night.
Insight: He added an assist, and was +3 on the night with five shots on goal. Kessel is a top tier player, and is producing as one of the better players in the NHL, at the moment.
James van Riemsdyk, LW10/21/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk had two points in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.
Insight: He had a goal and assist, along with a +2 rating and two shots on goal. JVR should continue to be a goal-scoring machine, moving forward.
Jonathan Bernier, G10/18/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was excellent in a loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.
Insight: Bernier stopped 31-of-32 shots for a .969 save percentage in the game, but lost 1-0. He allowed Henrik Zetterberg to score with ten seconds left in overtime. Reimer is 2-2 to start the season.
Phil Kessel, RW10/14/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Insight: Kessel finished with a goal and an assist with six shots on goal. The goal was Kessel's second of the young season.
Phil Kessel, RW10/13/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel posted a goal and a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.
Insight: Kessel and linemates James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak totaled three goals and four assists on the night. After his 80-point season of a year ago, much is expected from him including an improvement on his plus/minus rating which has yet to be in the plus in eight seasons.
Michael Kostka, D10/11/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Rangers defenseman Mike Kostka has been recalled from AHL Hartfor to replace the injured Dan Boyle.
Insight: There is still unlikely Kostka dresses for the game on Saturday against the Blue Jackets. Coach Alain Vigneault noted that Matt Hunwick will be paired with John Moore which leaves Kostka out.
Jonathan Bernier, G10/10/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier is expected to start on Saturday with backup goaltender James Reimer getting the start on Sunday against the Rangers.
Insight: Reimer is due a start because of the back-to-back games, but Bernier needs to play better than he did on Wednesday in the season opener. He allowed four goals on 32 shots. Bernier should rebound on Saturday.
Tyler Bozak, C10/8/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored a goal on opening night against the Canadiens.
Insight: Bozak also had a minus-2 rating on Wednesday as Montreal beat Toronto, 4-3. Nazem and Morgan Rielly scored the other two Maple Leaf goals.
Jonathan Bernier, G10/8/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed four goals on 32 shots as the Maple Leafs lost to the Canadiens, 4-3, on opening night Wednesday.
Insight: Bernier was not sharp and neither was his counterpart Carey Price. Bernier yielded two goals in the third period, including the game-winner in the final minute of regulation. His next matchup comes against the Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Saturday.
Phil Kessel, RW10/8/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right winger Phil Kessel finished with two shots on goal and a minus-two rating on opening night against the Canadiens.
Insight: Not exactly the way Kessel was hoping to start the season. Toronto tied the game at the 17:41 mark of the third period only to allow the game-winning goal inside of one minute left in regulation. Kessel had 20 minutes and 31 seconds of ice time, including three minutes and three seconds on the power play.
Cody Franson, D10/7/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Toronto defenseman Cody Franson (knee) is unlikely to be ready for Wednesday's opener.
Insight: The 27-year-old injured a knee and couldn't get through a full practice, according to head coach Randy Carlyle. He's a 30-point defenseman, but a -20 rating doesn't help his fantasy value.
David Clarkson, RW9/29/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson should not be drafted in fantasy leagues.
Insight: While he provides penalty minutes, Clarkson is an irrelevant fantasy player. His career-high in points is 46, but will most likely be around the 20-point plateau in 2014-15.
Nazem Kadri, C9/29/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Toronto center Nazem Kadri could be in line for a breakout year.
Insight: He had a career-high 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists) last season. And playing at 24-years-old this year, will look to increase those numbers. Kadri is a sleeper pick, that owners should target atthe end of drafts.
Joffrey Lupul, LW9/29/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Toronto winger Joffrey Lupul is looking to bounce back this season.
Insight: He still had 22 goals and 22 assists last year, but also had a -15 rating. If Lupul is able to stay healthy, he will have the opportunity to produce 60 points. Target him, staring around the 12th round.
Phil Kessel, RW9/29/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel should be targeted early in fantasy drafts.
Insight: Kessel is a machine and should have no issue duplicating his 80-point mark from a season ago. Look to draft him in the second round, while targeting him at the end of the first, is not a ridiculous move as well.
Tyler Bozak, C9/29/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak is coming off a career year.
Insight: While playing only 58 games, Bozak produced a career-high in numbers all across the board (19 goals, 30 assists, +2 rating). Heading into drafts, Bozak should be considered a sleeper, with potential to hit the 60-point mark, if he can stay healthy.
James van Riemsdyk, LW9/29/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk should be targeted in the middle rounds of drafts heading into the 2014-15 season.
Insight: Coming off a career-high 61 points (30 goals, 31 assists), van Riemsdyk is really starting to come into his own. Still only 25-years-old, his numbers should still continue to trend up.
Dion Phaneuf, D5/12/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf could be on the trading block this summer. SOURCE: Toronto Sun
Insight: Phaneuf underachieved last season, producing only 31 points in 80 games. After four and a half years in Toronto, maybe it's time for a change of scenery.
Carter Ashton, LW4/12/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Toronto left winger Carter Ashton will miss Saturday's game against Ottawa with a hand injury.
Insight: With just three assists and no goals in 32 games, Ashton is not on any fantasy radar screens. Keep looking for winger help.
Dave Bolland, C4/12/2014 2:04:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland (ankle) will miss Saturday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: Bolland is still dealing with an ankle injury and hasn't played since April 5. He scored 12 points in the 23 games he played this season.
Tyler Bozak, C4/10/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Despite playing just 57 games this season, Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak has recorded a career-high 49 points.
Insight: Bozak tied his previous career high of 47 points Saturday and went ahead with a goal and an assist Thursday at Florida.
Dave Bolland, C4/10/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland (ankle) will miss Thursday's game.
Insight: Bolland is dealing with an ankle injury and hasn't played since April 5.
Joffrey Lupul, RW4/7/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Joffrey Lupul is headed for knee surgery. He'll be out at least 3-to-4 weeks. SOURCE: Toronto Sun
Insight: This means he's done for the regular season. Lupul will finish the 2013-14 campaign with 22 goals and 22 assists in 69 games. His -15 rating was second-worst on the team.
Jonathan Bernier, G4/6/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier has been diagnosed with a strained MCL. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: He'll be sidelined for the next three weeks. With only a handful of games left in the regular season, fantasy owners can safely drop Bernier (26-19-7, 2.69 GAA) in all formats.
Joffrey Lupul, RW4/6/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul (lower body) left Saturday's game after aggravating his injury, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Lupul did not play Thursday due a lower-body injury and he wasn't expected to play Saturday but gave it a shot and re-injured himself. The team probably won't push him to play Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
Phil Kessel, RW4/5/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel scored a goal Saturday to tie a career high and reach 80 points for the second time in his career.
Insight: Kessel has hit 80 in each of the last two full NHL seasons (he had 52 points during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign).
Joffrey Lupul, RW4/5/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul (lower body) is participating in pre-game warmups, according to Jonas Siegel of tsn.ca.
Insight: Lupul did not play Thursday due to his injury but it looks like he's going to give it a go Saturday. The winger has 22 goals and 44 points in 68 games this season.
Joffrey Lupul, RW4/5/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul (lower body) will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Jets. SOURCE: mapleleafs.nhl.com
Insight: Lupul did not play Thursday due to his injury. The winger has 22 goals and 44 points in 68 games this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G4/3/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier left Thursday night's game with a left leg injury. SOURCE: Pierre LeBrun, ESPN
Insight: James Reimer replaced him with 11:38 remaining in the third period. Bernier made 25 saves on 27 shots before exiting.
Phil Kessel, RW3/31/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Toronto right wing Phil Kessel is good to go after suffering a minor foot injury Saturday against the Red Wings. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: His X-rays came back negative. Kessel (36 goals, 41 assists) is fully expected to play Tuesday against Calgary.
Phil Kessel, RW3/30/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Leafs right wing Phil Kessel went for X-rays Saturday after taking a puck off his foot. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: We haven't heard the results yet, which is never a good sign. Kessel is currently fourth in the league in scoring with 77 points in 76 games this season. Until we get an update, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game against Calgary.
Dave Bolland, C3/28/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland scored his first goal since Oct. 26 Friday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Bolland suffered a severed ankle tendon on Nov. 2 and missed 56 games before returning on March 22. He has seven goals and four assists in 19 games this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G3/25/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier (groin) is probable for Tuesday's game, according to theglobeandmail.com.
Insight: Bernier (25-16-7, 2.61 GAA, .925 SV%) was a full participant in Tuesday's morning skate. He hasn't played since he injured his groin on March 13.
Joffrey Lupul, RW3/22/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Toronto winger Joffrey Lupul has 42 points in 63 games this season.
Insight: Lupul had two points (one goal, one assist) Saturday against the Canadiens. He's delivered seven points in March.
Tyler Bozak, C3/22/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Leafs center Tyler Bozak is nearing a career high in points even though he's played just 48 games this season.
Insight: Bozak scored a goal Saturday, giving him 16 goals and 43 points on the season. He had 47 points over 73 games two seasons ago. Despite working as Toronto's top-line center the past couple of years, the 28-year-old scored at a pace of just 0.56 ppg in his first four seasons, but he has contributed 0.90 ppg this season.
Dave Bolland, C3/22/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Dave Bolland (ankle) is probable to play Saturday against the Canadiens, according to Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press.
Insight: Bolland had 10 points in 15 games plus 18 PIM and 27 SOG before suffering a severed ankle tendon on Nov. 2. He has missed the last 56 games.
Jonathan Bernier, G3/22/2014 12:22:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier (groin) will not play Saturday, but could return for Sunday's contest against New Jersey.
Insight: Bernier is 25-16-7, 2.61 GAA, .925 SV% this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G3/19/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier (groin) participated in the optional skate on Wednesday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Bernier (25-16-7, 2.61 GAA, .925 SV%) took the ice midway through the skate and did some exercises moving side to side and up and down to test his strained groin. Bernier will miss at least one more game Wednesday against the Lightning.
Jonathan Bernier, G3/17/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier's MRI revealed a low-grade groin strain, according to Michael Traikos of the National Post.
Insight: Bernier (25-16-7, 2.61 GAA, .925 SV%) tweaked his groin last Tuesday and then left Thursday's game after the first period. James Reimer will handle the net until Bernier is healthy.
Dion Phaneuf, DHot3/16/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf has generated seven points (three goals) and 26 penalty minutes in nine games since the Olympic break ended.
Insight: Phaneuf has scored a goal in two straight games and had two points, two penalty minutes and three shots on goal Sunday at Washington. He had just five goals and 22 points in 58 games before the break.
Jonathan Bernier, G3/15/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier left Thursday's game against the Kings after one period due to a lower-body injury and will miss Sunday's game against Washington.
Insight: Bernier was sore before the game and will be evaluated Friday, coach Randy Carlyle said. James Reimer (11-8-1, 3.23 GAA, .914 SV%) should be in net.
Jonathan Bernier, G3/14/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier left Thursday's game against the Kings after one period due to a lower-body injury, according to the Toronto Sun.
Insight: Bernier was sore before the game and will be evaluated Friday, coach Randy Carlyle said. James Reimer (11-8-1, 3.23 GAA, .914 SV%) made 31 saves on 31 shots in relief to beat Los Angeles Thursday and would start if Bernier is out.
James van Riemsdyk, LW3/13/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Toronto left wing James van Riemsdyk participated in the morning skate on Thursday after leaving Tuesday's game briefly, according to Jonas Siegel of tsn.ca.
Insight: van Riemsdyk collided with teammate Dion Phaneuf and left the game but was able to return. He'll play Thursday against the Kings.
Carter Ashton, LW3/13/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Recently recalled Toronto left winger Carter Ashton is doubtful for Thursday's game against Los Angeles with a hand injury.
Insight: With just three assists and no goals in 30 games, Ashton is not on any fantasy radar screens, but he did rack up 18 points (13 goals) in 16 AHL games.
Jake Gardiner, D3/12/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Jake Gardiner accounted for both Toronto goals Tuesday in a loss to San Jose.
Insight: The 26 and a half minutes of ice time he logged was a season-high. Gardiner has now scored in two of his last three games. He'll have a chance to make it three out of four Thursday against Los Angeles.
Joffrey Lupul, RW3/8/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Toronto winger Joffrey Lupul had a goal, an assist, three SOG and a +1 rating Saturday against the Flyers, one of his former teams.
Insight: Lupul has generated 38 points (19 G, 19 A) in 56 games this season, a decline from the production he provided the previous two seasons.
Nazem Kadri, CHot3/8/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Toronto center Nazem Kadri scored a goal in two straight games for the first time since late October on Wednesday and Saturday.
Insight: Kadri had one goal on four shots Saturday against the Flyers, giving him 17 goals, 44 points, 61 penalty minutes and 112 shots on goal in 61 games. He only took 48 games to reach 44 points last season.
David Clarkson, RW3/8/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson (leg) will not play Saturday against the Flyers, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Clarkson left the morning skate early after pulling a leg muscle on Friday. The 29-year-old scored 45 goals on 408 SOG in 128 games with the Devils the previous two seasons, but he has just four goals and 79 SOG in 43 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
David Clarkson, RW3/8/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson is questionable for Saturday's game, according to the Toronto Star.
Insight: Clarkson left the morning skate early after pulling a leg muscle on Friday. The 29-year-old scored 45 goals on 408 SOG in 128 games with the Devils the previous two seasons, but he has just four goals and 79 SOG in 43 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
Carter Ashton, LW3/8/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Toronto left winger Carter Ashton has been recalled from the AHL.
Insight: With just three assists and no goals in 30 games, Ashton is not on any fantasy radar screens, but he did rack up 18 points (13 goals) in 16 AHL games, so he's worth watching.


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