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Toronto Maple Leafs Injury Update: February 16, 2014

One week into the Olympic break, the Toronto Maple Leafs have four injured players. This includes Peter HollandCarter AshtonDave Bolland, and Trevor Smith.

Peter Holland’s injury has kept him out of the lineup since the game against the Ottawa Senators on February 1. His injury is severe ‘lace bite’, which is described as tendon inflammation on the top of the foot. There has been no update on Holland’s status since the Olympic break began, so hopefully the time off is allowing him to recover quickly.

Carter Ashton has been out since February 1 with a hand injury, and was placed on injured reserve in order to open up a roster spot for Clarkson’s return. It is still unknown as to when Ashton may return. 

Bolland, since suffering a severed tendon on November 2 against the Vancouver Canucks, seems to finally be ready to make his return to the lineup. Randy Carlyle has reported that Bolland will be ready to go for after the Olympic break, which is fantastic news for Leafs Nation. It seems like forever since we’ve seen Bolland play, and having him back in the lineup will be a huge help for the third forward line, and the Leafs team as a whole.

Trevor Smith, since recovering from his hand injury that had kept him out of the lineup since mid-December, has suffered an injury in the weight room during a post-practise workout. Smith continues to skate, which hopefully means he will be ready to return to the lineup soon. With over a week still left in the Olympic break, hopefully the time will allow Smith to continue to progress and get closer to being 100%.

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