Pohl returned to Marlies

LANCE HORNBY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:12 AM ET

The Leafs had forward John Pohl on call last night in case Chad Kilger was a no-go because of a neck injury he suffered during the club's game on Wednesday.

Though very impressed with Pohl during two callups this season, the Leafs thus far have resisted making the 26-year-old Minnesotan the third of their four allowable post-trade deadline callups. After taking the warmup, Pohl was moved back to the Marlies on paper when Kilger was cleared to play.

The Leafs arrived in Boston around 1:30 a.m. yesterday and did not practice. They have ice today at the former Philadelphia Spectrum.

SURGING SUNDIN

Leafs captain Mats Sundin is making a late run at regaining his team points title.

With 11 points in his past seven games, he had passed the idle Jason Allison and is tied with defenceman Bryan McCabe at 64 points.

Sundin has played three fewer games than McCabe and has closed within 47 points of Dave Keon's 858 points, the second-highest total in team history.

Last night, Sundin led all Leafs forwards in ice time with 22 minutes, 10 seconds, had seven of the club's 33 shots and was a plus-2.

LOOSE LEAFS

The Bruins had three goalies on the ice yesterday morning, but Tim Thomas insists that he, Andrew Raycroft and Hannu Toivonen are making the best of it for the rest of the schedule. "I played with Raycroft for a year in the AHL, with Hannu for a year in the AHL and Hannu played with Raycroft at the beginning of this year," Thomas said. "So it seems like we've been teammates from long ago." ... Forward Mariusz Czerkawski, one of five former Leafs on the Bruins' roster, says he's unsure of whether he'll be back in Boston next season, but wants to remain in the NHL. Czerkawski entered play last night with one goal and one assist in 10 games as a Bruin ... This week marked 37 years since the playoff game during which Pat Quinn flattened Bobby Orr with a bodycheck at the old Boston Garden that almost led to a riot.


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