Colaiacovo to undergo more tests

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:19 AM ET

The Maple Leafs are proceeding very cautiously with Carlo Colaiacovo after the young defenceman was still experiencing mild headaches yesterday.

With the prospect of post-concussion syndrome not having been ruled out as of yet, Colaiacovo will undergo more testing in the next few days and will not see any pre-season action until Friday at the earliest.

"He's still feeling some side effects," general manager John Ferguson said last night. "We are going to take it slow."

Having suffered a serious concussion against the Ottawa Senators in January, Colaiacovo had a lengthy rehab until being cleared by team physicians during the summer.

But concerns about his health re-emerged on Friday when a woozy Colaiacovo wobbled off the ice during the team's first day of training camp.

"We don't have any answers as of yet, so we are seeking some," Ferguson said. "At this point, nothing is definitive and nothing has been ruled out.

"We are taking every precaution."

RINK TALK

The city's finance and planning committee yesterday voted by a unanimous 10-0 margin to recommend that the Leafs' proposed $29-million practice facility be passed by city council.

Council itself is expected to vote on the facility within the next two weeks.

The four-pad arena, which would be run by the Lakeshore Lions Club, is expected to also include the Hockey Hall of Fame and Hockey Canada as tenants. It would be located on Kipling Ave, not far from the Leafs present practice rink.

O'NEILL SPEAKS OUT

Leafs forward Jeff O'Neill was bothered by comments made by golfer Ian Leggatt on The Fan 590 yesterday morning.

After hearing Leggatt, of Cambridge, suggest the Leafs should work a bit harder this season, O'Neill offered him some advice.

"Tell Leggatt he should concentrate on making more of those downhill three-foot putts. Maybe he'd make more cuts then," O'Neill said.

O'Neill also was not impressed by the Air Canada Centre ice during a morning workout yesterday following a wrestling card Sunday night.

"It was so bumpy and chippy, they should call it "Ice-troTurf," he said.


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