Leafs Ice Chips

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:58 AM ET

- A couple of Senators toughs, Chris Neil and Brian McGrattan, said they were sad to see Tie Domi retire on Tuesday.

"He was an icon," Neil said. "I thought he had another year left in him. He was a mark. You came into the NHL and he was a guy you wanted to fight and establish yourself (against). Hopefully I can stay around as long as he did."

McGrattan thrashed Domi in a fight at the Air Canada Centre last October and wished he could have fought Domi when it would have been a greater challenge.

- GM John Ferguson refused to comment on reports out of Slovakia that the Leafs are interested in free-agent forward Peter Bondra. A Leafs insider said there was no truth to the report.

- The Leafs sent G Todd Ford, D Chris Harrington and Fs Alex Foster and Chris St. Jacques to the AHL Marlies. D Phil Oreskovic was returned to Brampton of the OHL.


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