Spaling (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Panthers, Paul Hendricks of Leafs TV reports. Spaling's injury-riddled 2016 campaign has allowed him to play in just 24 games thus far, but he'll finally get a chance to add another to it Tuesday. It's unclear where exactly the team plans to slot him in the lineup, but that should reveal itself either at morning skate Tuesday or during warmups in the evening.
Spaling practiced Monday for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury in mid-December, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Given the fact that he hasn't played since mid-December, the center will likely need multiple practices before he'll be able to dress again. The team should continue to update his status as he nears a return to the lineup.
Spaling (upper body) resumed skating Tuesday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Spaling has been sidelined since he suffered an upper-body injury in Toronto's Dec. 17 matchup with the Sharks, so his return to the ice Tuesday is certainly a step in the right direction in his recovery. A more definitive timetable for his return to the Leafs' lineup should be established once the 27-year-old forward is able to return to practice with his teammates.
Spaling (upper-body) is expected to miss an extended period of time due to the injury he suffered in Thursday's game against the Sharks. It remains unclear exactly how Spaling suffered the injury, but coach Mike Babcock confirmed after the game that he will be out long-term. It's a tough blow for the Maple Leafs, although considering he's not really on the ice for his offense, he wasn't providing much fantasy value for fantasy owners. We'll have to wait to find out a concrete timetable for his recovery.
Spaling has been ruled out of the remainder of Friday's game against the Sharks with an upper-body injury. It isn't clear when or how Spaling suffered the injury, but it's apparently serious enough to hold the 27-year-old forward out of the remainder of Thursday's tilt. The Maple Leafs should provide an update on Spaling's status following Thursday's contest.
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