Harrison makes his point

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:13 AM ET

Leafs defenceman Jay Harrison admits that he is not big on souvenirs.

But he'll keep this one.

Playing just his second game, Harrison notched his first NHL point by assisting on Chad Kilger's first-period goal.

The puck was scooped up by Tie Domi.

"It's nice to get that point," Harrison said. "I'm starting to feel more comfortable up here.

"The key for me is to keep it simple and try not to do too much. When that happens I think I can be successful."

OLYMPIC HOPEFULS

Dan Boyle and Jay Bouwmeester are edging closer to a berth on the Canadian Olympic team.

Team Canada coach Pat Quinn admitted yesterday that both are "at the top of the list" of candidates to fill in should Canada's injury woes on defence continue.

With Ed Jovanovski pulling himself out of the Olympics yesterday because of a groin injury, Bryan McCabe, if healthy, moves off the taxi squad and on to the starting 23-man roster. Boyle and Bouwmeester are among the logical choices to replace McCabe on the reserve unit.

Bouwmeester, 22, already has represented Canada six times in international competition -- three world juniors, two world hockey championships and the 2004 World Cup.

"We're trying to set up a conference call for later in the week with the other Team Canada brass (to discuss injuries)," Quinn said.

CHIP OFF THE OL' ROBERTS

Ex-Leaf Gary Roberts, now a member of the Florida Panthers, brought his seven-week old son, Noah Jesse Roberts, to his first hockey game on Friday.

"I brought him into the gym inside the dressing room and told him: "Get used to this --you'll be seeing a lot more of this place," said Gary, a known gym rat. "He's not on the protein shakes yet, though."

Roberts will be out until after the Olympic break after straining the MCL in his right knee.

LOOSE LEAFS

Forward Eric Lindros, who skated yesterday, said his healing right wrist is "a lot better" than a week ago. "Stability is still the concern but it's improving," Lindros said. "I'd like to be playing soon."


Videos

Photos