After an eventful January, the Leafs are starting off February with a (well deserved?) rest. We’ve got a lot of time to fill between now and Thursday, but after that it’s another sprint for the foreseeable future. Given that it was an optional skate today, things were a little slower in Leafs land, but nothing ever completely shuts down. Here are some of the doings that transpired.
Robertson and Thornton skated today
Toronto’s oldest (Joe Thornton) and youngest (Nick Robertson) players working their way back from injury
First time we’ve seen them on the ice since injuries
Robertson – Knee on Jan. 16Thornton – Fractured rib on Jan. 20 pic.twitter.com/7Jph24OYgU
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 1, 2021
Sheldon Keefe on Nick Robertson/Joe Thornton: “The only update would be that they are making progress. They are still on the same timelines; nothing has changed there.”
Campbell “is progressing as well” but nothing as changed there in terms of his timeline.
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 1, 2021
So that’s pretty darn good news. Thornton is rehabbing a rib injury, and being back on the ice in a non contact setting seems doable at this point, but the fact that …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation