Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bozak On the IR

The Toronto Maple Leafs are not expecting to have forward Tyler Bozak in their line-up now until the end of next week, likely around November 8th, as he deals with a lower-body injury.  The Leafs have placed Bozak on the Injured Reserve to open up a roster spot, which was likely taken by John-Michael Liles, earlier in the week.

Bozak was reportedly hurt in Friday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and didn't play in Saturday's game against the Penguins.

It hasn't been the most ideal start to the season for Bozak, as the first 11 games he's played, he has only registered 3 goals and 3 assists, while spending some time on the top line.  Through Tuesday night's action, I have Bozak unofficially ranked at 194th in pool scoring.

ImplicationsAs Liles came up into active roster status for Brenda F., she lost Bozak at about the same time.  Brenda currently sits in 2nd place and will lose a couple weeks worth of Bozak points, which the rest of her team will have to make-up, if she wants to stay in the prizing over the next couple of weeks.  I don't think that is much of an issue, because her team has been running hot, despite not having Bozak or Liles in the line-up.

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