Gameday: Leafs at Senators

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:29 AM ET

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77 pavel kubina D

Age: 31 Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 244 lbs.

2008-09 Stats: 62 GP 10 G 24 A 34 P 69 Pims

THE SKINNY: Signed as a UFA by Toronto July 1, 2006. Originally Tampa Bay's No. 7 choice, 179th overall, in 1996 entry draft ... Suited up for 72 games with the Leafs last season. Missed 10 games with an MCL injury ... Had a career high in points last season with 11 G, 29 A for 40 pts ... Scored the game-winning goal in each of three consecutive team wins Mar. 11-18. Only other Toronto defenceman to accomplish that feat was Harry Cameron in 1922-23 ... Played for the Czech Republic at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

LEAFS: D Mike Van Ryn (lower body), questionable; D Tomas Kaberle (hand), out until early March; D Jeff Finger (upper body), questionable; C John Mitchell (upper body), questionable.

SENATORS: C Cody Bass (shoulder surgery), out for season; RW Chris Neil (calf), out indefinitely.

NOTEWORTHY

Expect to see G Brian Elliott make the start tonight against the Leafs, since he was the only goalie on the ice yesterday. This will be Elliott's first career start against Toronto. The Leafs will likely start G Vesa Toskala ... The Leafs sent down D Anton Stralman, which means D Tomas Kaberle will likely play tonight ... Toronto, coming off a 5-4 shootout victory over the Isles Thursday, has won three straight and has collected 8-of-10 points in their last five games ... The Senators have a 1-2-0 record against the Leafs this season. Ottawa dropped a 3-1 decision to the Leafs on Jan. 3 at the Air Canada Centre ... This will be captain Daniel Alfredsson's 60th career game against the Leafs.


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