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TORONTO - Randy Carlyle was asked about whether some of his injured players might be
TORONTO - Randy Carlyle was asked about whether some of his injured players might be ready for opening night, but his answer strayed to healthy ones, too. DaRon Payne Jersey .I still think we have a couple days before we make that final assessment on everybody, Carlyle said. I would say that theres some performances you just cant ignore a€” positively and negatively.Forgive Carlyle for linking the two, as a handful of injuries have clouded the Toronto Maple Leafs roster outlook leading up to final cuts. Even if ultra-durable Phil Kessel is good to go for Wednesdays season opener against the Montreal Canadiens despite a lower-body injury, its not clear whether centre Tyler Bozak (lower body), winger Josh Leivo (bruised foot) and defenceman Cody Franson (bruised knee) will be ready.Jobs hang in the balance.Theres no replacement for Bozak on the roster, but it would be a trickle-down effect if hes not ready. The Leafs No. 1 centre and Kessels running mate missed the start of camp and appeared in just three pre-season games, missing Fridays finale.Leivos health could affect a handful of Leafs on the bubble, most notably Matt Frattin, who had a camp Carlyle described as mediocre. His last game mightve been his best.The one thing that he did is he was physical, and thats what weve asked Fratty that that part of his game has to be up there for him to make a contribution, Carlyle said. Thats what we believe in our assessment of him when weve had him here previously: He becomes a much more effective player when hes on the body.With undersized winger Brandon Kozun earning a spot as the most pleasant surprise of training camp, it looks like theres room for one of Colton Orr, Frazer McLaren, Carter Ashton and William Nylander. Each player except Nylander requires waivers, so decisions should be coming before Monday at noon so the 23-man group can be set by 5 p.m. Tuesday.Orr is a favourite of Carlyles, and even though he has emphasized team toughness, the veteran enforcer looks like a good bet to be on the team, even if its in a platoon role as a 13th forward.Franson factors in, too, because it would determine if Toronto keeps 14 forwards and seven defencemen or 13 and eight. He skated only at the end of Saturdays practice and is focused on getting the swelling down and bringing back some more range of motion.Its getting better, Franson said Saturday. Theres definitely still some work to do to get it back to game shape, but its a step in the right direction.Franson said his goal was to play Wednesday. If he cant, 2011 first-round pick Stuart Percy could make his NHL debut.Percy, a 21-year-old lefty, stood out in camp and earned at least the seventh-defenceman job, helped by veteran Henrik Tallinder injuring his shoulder while on a tryout. Friend and former AHL roommate Korbinian Holzer, a righty, would be in line to be No. 8.Korby, hes had an outstanding training camp for us, Carlyle said. Hes played some real good hockey games for us. We feel that hes got a shot at making our hockey club.Holzer, who played 22 games for the Leafs during the lockout-shortened 2013 season, feels like this is his best of five training camps.I think Ive done everything I could to leave a good impression, the 26-year-old German said. I will never be a flashy guy who will score 10 goals or whatever. I think I had some good games and I just feel like overall it was a good pre-season.There wasnt much tension at Saturdays practice, even with cuts looming. But some anxious moments await, and even though 37-year-old veteran Stephane Robidas is safe, he emphasizes with his teammates on the edge.I remember that feeling where you show up to training camp and youre hoping its going to be the year where youre going to make it and youre close and you dont know what to expect, Robidas said. But I think all the young guys they played very well and they dont make the job easy on the GM and the coaches that have to make those decisions because I think a lot of those young guys played very well.---Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Orlando Scandrick Redskins Jersey . The Senators will put the busy off-season and training camp behind them when they open their regular season on the road. They kick things off Friday against the Buffalo Sabres and then head to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Derrius Guice Redskins Jersey . The result means Atletico Madrid now tops the table, with Madrid level on points in second and Barcelona a point behind in third with nine games remaining as the title race shapes up to be the closest in years. . Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans, who avoided a repeat of Finlands upset at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., in November. Finnish goalie Noora Raty made 58 saves in that one, but the three-time Olympian could stop just 40 of 43 U.Dennis Rodmans agent says the former NBA star did not take any payment from the North Korean government during his trip this week to the country. Darren Prince says the North Korean government did not finance any part of the trip, adding that Irish betting company, Paddy Power PLC, covered expenses for Rodman and his team of former NBA players that included Charles D. Smith, Kenny Anderson and Cliff Robinson. NBA Commissioner David Stern told CNN this week that Rodman was influenced by "a flash of North Korean money" to stage an exhibition game in Pyongyang. Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized the game. He also sang "Happy Birthday" to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the friendly game. Rodman deedicated the game to his "best friend" Kim, who along with his wife and other senior officials and their wives watched from a special seating area. Custom Washington Redskins Jerseys. The capacity crowd of about 14,000 at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium clapped loudly as Rodman sang a verse from the song. Rodman said he was honoured to be able to play the game in the North Korean capital and called the event "historic." Some members of the U.S. Congress, the NBA and human rights groups, however, say he has become a public relations tool for North Koreas government. Prince also said that an England-based production company, Chief Productions, filmed the North Korea trip for a documentary, and another outfit, Koryo Tours, sold VIP packages to the game and will make a donation to a childrens charity in North Korea this month with a portion of the proceeds. Cheap Chargers Jerseys Cheap Rams Jersey Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Cheap Vikings Jerseys Cheap Patriots Jersey Cheap Saints Jerseys Cheap New York Giants Jerseys Cheap Jets Jerseys Cheap Raiders Jerseys Cheap Eagles Jerseys Cheap Steelers Jerseys Cheap 49ers Jerseys Cheap Seahawks Jerseys Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Cheap Titans Jerseys Cheap Redskins Jerseys ' ' '

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