Bozak scored a power-play goal in Monday's 4-2 win against the Bruins. Bozak's outstanding month of March continues, as he has managed three goals with nine points in nine games since flipping the calendar from February. He is now just two points away from his first 50-point campaign and a new career high.
Bozak (finger) took line rushes and is slated to play in Thursday night's showdown with the Flyers, David Alter of The Athletic reports. It would appear that the ailment bothering Bozak was a minor one, so he's projected to center Toronto's second line Thursday with James van Riemsdyk and Mitch Marner on his wings. He'll look to expand on his three-game point streak during which he's netted a goal and three helpers.
Bozak pushed his point streak to four games with an unassisted goal, a power-play assist and a plus-2 rating against Philadelphia on Thursday. The finger ailment that caused him to be a game-time decision was apparently quite minor indeed, as it certainly didn't stop Bozak from gripping his stick well enough to make plays on offense and defense alike. He's got six points over these four games and 45 on the year, putting Bozak in fine position to set a new career high in that category; he put up 49 in both 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Bozak (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Thursday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. It's not clear what kept Bozak from participating in morning skate, but coach Mike Babcock believes the punchy pivot will be in the lineup against the Flyers on Thursday. The presence of rookie Mitch Marner coupled with a healthy James van Riemsdyk has catapulted Bozak toward a career-high points pace. At this rate, he'll finish with 19 goals and 36 assists over 78 games.
Bozak set up two goals in Toronto's 3-2 win over Detroit on Tuesday night. He's now on a three-game, four point (one goal, three assists) strea. That pushes Bozak up to 43 points in 61 games. But it's not lost on us that Bozak's value is far greater with Mitch Marner back riding shotgun beside him.
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