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September 22, 2016 05:34 PM
Maple Leafs' Stephane Robidas: Expects to be placed on injured reserve
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Robidas (knee) is expected to be placed on injured reserve when the NHL season begins, Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun reports.

It's been a struggle for Robidas, who missed all of the 2015-16 campaign with a knee injury. Over the past five seasons, Robidas has played in more than 50 games just once (2014-15). Barring an unexpectedly quick recovery, the 39-year-old defenseman's career appears to be coming to a close.

April 12, 2016 01:16 PM
Maple Leafs' Stephane Robidas: Status gloomy for training camp
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Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello isn't sure if Robidas (knee) will be ready for training camp in advance of the 2016-17 season, the Toronto Sun reports.

"He'll be here, but whether he can (play) or not, that's an unknown," Lamoriello said. "His career could be over, we don't know." That's been the extent of developments on 39-year-old Robidas, who ended up missing the entire 2015-16 campaign.

December 28, 2015 12:40 AM
Maple Leafs' Stephane Robidas: Still no return in sight
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Robidas (knee) remains out of action and there is no timetable for his return.

The prospect of him returning this season remains awfully bleak. Robidas last appeared in uniform on March 5, although he strangely suited up in three preseason games. He has been riddled with injuries the last two years and appears to be the odd man out among a crop of younger and more talented set of blue liners. Robidas is set to earn $6 million over this year and the next, so he might just be seen as a liability on the books. This may be a sad end to an otherwise solid career.

November 17, 2015 03:21 PM
Maple Leafs' Stephane Robidas: Still not skating
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Robidas (knee) still hasn't resumed skating, and remains without a definitive timetable to return to practice, Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun reports.

General manager Lou Lamoriello told reporters Tuesday that Robidas' knee injury still hasn't improved enough to allow the veteran blueliner to return to practice. The Leafs' aren't counting on having the 38-year-old defender back any time soon, and it seems as though Robidas could realistically be in danger of missing the entirety of the 2015-16 campaign.

October 30, 2015 07:41 PM
Maple Leafs' Stephane Robidas: Robidas faces uncertain timetable
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Head coach Lou Lamoriello indicated Friday that Robidas (groin) remains without a definite time to return to practice, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

Robidas hasn't skated in approximately a month, but he's expected to return to Toronto next week to continue his rehab. It's unclear exactly when he'll be able to return to game action, but it appears it could be a ways off.

October 7, 2015 12:27 PM
Placed on IR Wednesday
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Robidas (groin) was palced on IR Wednesday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.Robidas has been saddled with both groin and knee injuries, which prompted the Leafs' move to place him on IR. It's unclear as to how long Robidas will be out for and where he'll slot in upon his return. The 38-year-old had a goal and six assists in 52 games last season for the Leafs.

October 5, 2015 04:51 PM
Knee, groin both bothering him
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Robidas is suffering from multiple ailments, but none of them are so far related to his shoulder surgery in March, reports TSN.ca. "His knee has been sore all camp, it's affecting his groin now," coach Mike Babcock said."He had an off day yesterday, came in today and he did what he's supposed to do to try to get ready to go and he was unable to go," continued Babcock. It's all plausible -- the knee bone is connected to the leg bone which is connected to the ... well, you know. But what is even more interesting is that it has not been characterized as a mysterious lower-body injury as was the past regime's approach. A trip to the IR is likely and it'll make the Leafs' roster legal before Tuesday's deadline. As for Robidas, there is no sense of a return.

October 5, 2015 02:45 PM
Expected to go on IR
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Robidas (undisclosed) is expected to go on the IR, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.Robidas underwent shoulder surgery in March and appeared to be fully recovered from that issue, but was absent from practice Monday and now appears headed for the injured reserve. The exact nature of the ailment is unclear at this point, as is a potential timetable, but he'll miss at least a week once the move becomes official.

October 5, 2015 12:40 PM
Absent from practice Monday
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Robidas did not practice Monday, Jonas Siegel of TSN reports.It was recently reported that Robidas was fully recovered from shoulder surgery he had last March, so it isn't clear if Monday's absence is related to the same ailment. Robidas' status for the Maple Leafs' Oct. 7 regular-season opener against Montreal is uncertain at this point in time.

September 20, 2015 11:10 PM
Leafs' Robidas: Healthy And "Feeling Great"
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Robidas is fully recovered from shoulder surgery he had last March and says he is "feeling great, physically and mentally," according to the Toronto Sun.He was able to put in a full offseason of training, which is something he's struggled to do the past few summers while recovering from hip, shoulder and leg injuries. "Now I feel way stronger," continued Robidas. "It's good to know that you are strong and that both legs are pushing with the same force." Robidas won't get a lot of fantasy consideration, but he will provide the offensive defenders on the Buds' blue line with a stabilizing rudder to let them test their mettle.

September 1, 2015 01:20 PM
Leafs' Robidas Cleared For Contact
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Robidas (upper body) was cleared for contact in August and is expected to be a full participant when the Maple Leafs open training camp, Lance Hornsby of the Toronto Sun reports.Robidas' first season in Toronto was an injury-riddled mess, as he was limited to just 52 games before being shut down in mid-March with a sore shoulder and nagging pain in his ankle. It was later determined that Robidas was also dealing with a torn bicep, but the 38-year-old defenseman now seems to be fully recovered from the myriad ailments that plagued him in 2014-15. As the elder statesman on the Toronto roster, Robidas will be counted on to provide leadership along the blue line, though his actual fantasy contributions figure to be minimal. He scored just seven points while averaging only 17:04 of ice time last season, a number that could plunge further if the rebuilding Leafs decide to make room for more of their younger options on defense.

June 1, 2015 03:07 PM
Robidas (shoulder) is aiming to begin skating again in mid-June or early July at the latest, Mark Masters of TSN reports.Robidas underwent shoulder surgery earlier in March, and it appears he will begin working towards a return for 2015-16. Assuming all goes as planned, he should be okay for the beginning of training camp.
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Robidas (shoulder) is aiming to begin skating again in mid-June or early July at the latest, Mark Masters of TSN reports.Robidas underwent shoulder surgery earlier in March, and it appears he will begin working towards a return for 2015-16. Assuming all goes as planned, he should be okay for the beginning of training camp.

June 1, 2015 03:38 PM
Robidas (shoulder) underwent season-ending surgery Thursday.Robidas is expected to make a full recovery and be ready in time for training camp in the full. After a disappointing first season in Toronto in which he tallied seven points in 52 games, Robidas, 38, will still have two years and $6 million remaining on his contract.
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Robidas (shoulder) underwent season-ending surgery Thursday.Robidas is expected to make a full recovery and be ready in time for training camp in the full. After a disappointing first season in Toronto in which he tallied seven points in 52 games, Robidas, 38, will still have two years and $6 million remaining on his contract.

June 1, 2015 03:44 PM
Robidas (shoulder) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, David Alter of the Leafs' official site reports.Robidas' season was believed to be in jeopardy, and it indeed will come to a close early. He will undergo surgery in the offseason, and begin his rehab in preparation for 2015-16.
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Robidas (shoulder) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, David Alter of the Leafs' official site reports.Robidas' season was believed to be in jeopardy, and it indeed will come to a close early. He will undergo surgery in the offseason, and begin his rehab in preparation for 2015-16.

June 1, 2015 03:45 PM
Robidas is dealing with several injuries, and could be shut down for the season, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek did not reveal what is ailing Robidas, but whatever setbacks he is dealing with him prevented him from taking the ice Saturday, and cost him significantly more action. Expect more details regarding Robidas' status to become available in the near future.
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Robidas is dealing with several injuries, and could be shut down for the season, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.Maple Leafs coach Peter Horachek did not reveal what is ailing Robidas, but whatever setbacks he is dealing with him prevented him from taking the ice Saturday, and cost him significantly more action. Expect more details regarding Robidas' status to become available in the near future.

June 1, 2015 03:45 PM
Robidas will not play in Saturday's game against the Blues, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.Robidas' ice time has slipped the last couple games, and he will sit out altogether Saturday night. Tim Erixon and Eric Brewer will form the Leafs' third defensive pairing.
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Robidas will not play in Saturday's game against the Blues, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.Robidas' ice time has slipped the last couple games, and he will sit out altogether Saturday night. Tim Erixon and Eric Brewer will form the Leafs' third defensive pairing.

June 1, 2015 03:57 PM
Robidas (arm) will play Thursday against the Flyers, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.Robidas was forced out of the Leafs' most recent game Saturday with the injury, but returned to action later on to finish with 18:12 of ice time. He should be sufficiently healthy for Thursday's game, where he'll join Jake Gardiner on the Leafs' third pairing.
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Robidas (arm) will play Thursday against the Flyers, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.Robidas was forced out of the Leafs' most recent game Saturday with the injury, but returned to action later on to finish with 18:12 of ice time. He should be sufficiently healthy for Thursday's game, where he'll join Jake Gardiner on the Leafs' third pairing.

June 1, 2015 04:03 PM
Robidas suffered a right arm injury Saturday and his return is questionable, the Toronto Sun's Rob Longley reports.The injury will force Petter Granberg and Korbinian Holzer to see significant time on the ice for the rest of Saturday's contest, and Robidas should be considered day-to-day.
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Robidas suffered a right arm injury Saturday and his return is questionable, the Toronto Sun's Rob Longley reports.The injury will force Petter Granberg and Korbinian Holzer to see significant time on the ice for the rest of Saturday's contest, and Robidas should be considered day-to-day.

June 1, 2015 04:22 PM
Robidas (upper body) will return for Tuesday's game in Nashville, TSN 1050's Jonas Siegel reports.With Robidas set to play for the first time since Jan. 14, Petter Granberg will be bumped out of the lineup. Robidas has five points in 38 games this season.
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Robidas (upper body) will return for Tuesday's game in Nashville, TSN 1050's Jonas Siegel reports.With Robidas set to play for the first time since Jan. 14, Petter Granberg will be bumped out of the lineup. Robidas has five points in 38 games this season.

June 1, 2015 04:22 PM
Robidas (upper body) may return for Tuesday's game in Nashville, TSN 1050's Jonas Siegel reports.Robidas, who has just five points in 38 games this season, hasn't played since Jan. 14.
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Robidas (upper body) may return for Tuesday's game in Nashville, TSN 1050's Jonas Siegel reports.Robidas, who has just five points in 38 games this season, hasn't played since Jan. 14.