Ceci netted a shorthanded goal and doled out three hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss in Game 3 versus the Blue Jackets.
Ceci opened the scoring with the shorty at 18:52 of the first period. The 26-year-old isn't known for his offense -- he had just one goal and seven helpers to go with 92 hits and 79 blocked shots in 56 regular-season contests. Despite his top-pairing usage, Ceci is primarily on the ice for defensive purposes.
Ceci (ankle) will return to the lineup Friday against the Ducks, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports.
Ceci missed 14 games with an ankle injury. He was activated off of injured reserve earlier Friday. Expect Ceci to pair with Calle Rosen on the Maple Leafs' third pairing.
Toronto activated Ceci (ankle) off injured reserve Friday.
Ceci isn't expected to play Friday against Anaheim, but he should return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Tampa Bay. The former Senator has notched eight points in 54 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
Ceci (ankle) will travel with the team on its three-game road trip in California but won't play in any games, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Ceci has been skating for a few days, and head coach Sheldon Keefe believes he'll move into day-to-day territory within the next week. Morgan Rielly (foot) is in the same boat, as the Maple Leafs could have the two blueliners back as soon as March 10 against the Lightning.
Ceci (ankle) skated Saturday morning and will travel with the team on its upcoming three-game road trip, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Ceci still needs to absorb contact before re-entering the lineup, but he's not far off and is expected to get back in the fold in early or mid-March. The Maple Leafs could use him as soon as possible, as Morgan Rielly (foot) and Jake Muzzin (hand) are both slated for late-March returns.
Ceci (ankle) is considered out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in a month, the club announced Friday.
Ceci was officially designated for injured reserve with Timothy Liljegren promoted from the minors to fill his spot on the blue line. The absence of both Ceci and Morgan Rielly (foot) could force the Leafs into making a deadline acquisition in the hope of avoiding missing the playoffs.
According to general manager Kyle Dubas, Ceci will be "out for a while" with an ankle injury, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
Ceci's absence will test the Maple Leafs' depth at defense, but it won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only picked up eight points in 54 games this campaign. The 26-year-old will be placed on injured reserve for the duration of his recovery.
Ceci has seven points, including six assists, in 43 games with the Maple Leafs this season.
He's not scoring, but he's not helping all that much either. Ceci's overall Corsi For Percentage (CF%) is 43.3; his CF% at even strength is 49.8. Basically, the Leafs control the puck less than 50 percent of the time when he's on the ice. Ceci is about as average as they come. There's no reason to have him rostered.
Ceci picked up an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Canucks.
Ceci went 22 games without a point prior to his recent uptick with two helpers in his last three outings. He's got six points in 32 contests overall. The blueliner has added 58 blocked shots and 51 hits this season, but the lack of offense makes it safe to leave Ceci off fantasy rosters.
Ceci hasn't hit the scoresheet in the last 14 games.
It's a month-long point drought for the defenseman in his first year with the Buds. Ceci turned heads by crafting a three-game point streak at the onset of the season, but he's obviously cooled off considerably. Still, the Ontario native does have 36 hits and 41 blocked shots through 21 games, so he may have some low-end value in fantasy leagues that tally defensive contributions.
Ceci collected an assist and two blocked shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Blues.
Ceci's up to a goal and two assists through four games this season. Theoretically, the blueliner is the more defensive player on a pairing with Morgan Rielly, but a move to a strong offense like Toronto's could see Ceci challenge his career high of 26 points, which he achieved both last year and in 2015-16.
Ceci has a goal and an assist in three games and is averaging around 23 minutes of ice time.
Ceci is great illustration of the differences between on-ice and fantasy value. He's chewing up huge minutes, as coach Mike Babcock is relying heavily on his top-four, and he's getting points. But his in-game decision-making is questionable at best and his missed reads were glaring Saturday night against Montreal. So far, the assignments haven't been tough given the opposition, but Ceci's flaws will be exposed against elite teams. Still, if he can put up offense, fantasy owners will be happy.
Ceci has been skating on the top pairing with Morgan Rielly.
Ceci will be a stay-at-home pillar that will allow Rielly to roam with Toronto's elite forwards at even strength. The young blueliner needs to step up his game to earn a lucrative next contract. Ceci has talent, but his game is a better fit in the real arena than in a fantasy one, especially given his role.
Ceci inked a one-year, $4.5 million contract with Toronto on Thursday.
Ceci was acquired by the Leafs from the Sens as part of the Nikita Zaitsev trade. The Ottawa native joins a revamped blue line that also added Tyson Barrie, Ben Harpur and Kevin Gravel during the offseason. The 24-year-old tied his career best 26 points last year and should be capable of pushing for the 30-point mark this year.
Ceci joins Toronto from Ottawa, along with Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 third-round pick, in exchange for Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and Michael Carcone.
Ceci set a career high last season in assists (19) and matched his best point total (26) from 2015-16. The defender was a minimal factor on the power play for the Sens, but could find himself taking on a more predominant role with the Leafs. With a more high-powered offense around him, the 24-year-old could push for the 30-point mark this year.
Ceci was given a qualifying offer by the Senators on Thursday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Ceci is the biggest fish in the Senators' restricted free agent pool and would earn $4.3 million under the terms of his qualifying offer. After putting up seven goals, 19 assists and 132 shots this season, ithe team should want to lock him up for longer term. The move is likely precautionary in order to avoid losing the blueliner in free agency while the two sides work out a more permanent deal.
Updating a previous report, Ceci (upper body) will play against the Panthers on Thursday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Ceci initially wasn't projected to be in the lineup, but the latest report from Garrioch specifically labels the defenseman as being active against the Cats. Ottawa's 15th overall pick from the 2012 draft has produced six goals and 24 assists to complement 108 hits and 133 blocked shots for a well-rounded fantasy profile this season.
Ceci (upper body) is set to miss Thursday's tilt versus Florida, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Ceci has been out of action for the Sens' previous three games and will now miss a fourth as a result of his upper-body issue. The blueliner will no doubt be eager to get back into the lineup before the end of the season, as he needs just three more points to set a new career high. In the meantime, Ben Harpur should continue to see increased minutes in Ceci's stead.
Ceci (upper body) has been ruled out for a third straight game Tuesday against the Sabres, Craig Medaglia of NHL.com reports.
Ceci didn't participate in morning skate, but coach Mar Crawford suggested afterward that he's "improving." The sixth-year blueliner is nearing a career-high mark with 24 points through 68 games, but he'll need to avoid missing time down the stretch to surpass his 26-point total from 2015-16.
Ceci (upper body) is not expected to be available against Edmonton on Saturday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Ceci is set to miss a second game due to his upper-body issue, with no clear indication from the team when he might be ready to return. The Sens will get Thomas Chabot (toe) back in the lineup, which will help mitigate the loss of the 24-year-old Ceci. If the Ottawa native can get healthy soon, he might still have enough time to top his 2015-16 production (26 points) and set a new career high.
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