Komarov played a crucial role in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over Boston, racking up a goal, an assist and a game-high seven hits. The two points were huge -- with the Leafs trailing 3-1, Komarov scored his 17th goal of the year near the midpoint of the third period, and he followed that up just over two minutes later by assisting on Nazem Kadri's game-tying tally. His owners in leagues that count hits have been living large on the Komarov windfall -- he's now second in the NHL with 223 of those, and when you throw his 33 points on top, precious few skaters around the league can offer a comparable stat package.
Komarov (undisclosed) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Wednesday against the Blue Jackets, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Komarov didn't practice on Monday or Tuesday, but took part in Wednesday's morning skate, which was the first indication that he would likely be available for the Leafs' matchup with Columbus. The 28-year-old winger, who has tallied 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists) in 40 games this season, will slot back into Toronto's lineup as a top-six forward Wednesday.
Komarov (undisclosed) is probable to return Wednesday for a home tilt against Columbus, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports. Komarov did not practice Tuesday for the second day in a row, but the plan is for him to practice Wednesday and then play in the game that evening. The 28-year-old Estonian forward has tallied 15 goals and 13 assists through 40 contests for Toronto this season.
Komarov (undisclosed) missed his second straight practice Tuesday, per Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050. The nature and severity of Komarov's injury is not clear, but Leafs coach Mike Babcock indicated to reporters that the winger was held out Monday due to "maintenance." With the Buds hosting the Blue Jackets on Wednesday, expect the club to shed more light on Komarov's status ahead of that contest.
Komarov's two assists Saturday against the Blues set a new career mark for points with 27. He has accomplished that total in 37 games. Komarov is getting top-line minutes and he's proving he can play there, at least on the Leafs. He's a must-play right now. Take advantage of his success.
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