Colaiacovo feeling better

MIKE ZEISBERGER

, Last Updated: 10:44 AM ET

Leafs defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo showed noticeable improvement yesterday.

For one thing, his face wasn't green any more.

Colaiacovo missed his team's game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday due to a bout of nausea.

"I could hardly get out of bed," he said after practice yesterday at the Air Canada Centre. "It's much better now."

Leafs head coach Paul Maurice said Colaiacovo would be evaluated at the morning skate today before a decision would be made concerning his availability for the contest tonight against the visiting Boston Bruins.

Wade Belak and Chad Kilger did not participate in yesterday's workout.

Belak said he has a twinge in his hamstring, but nothing that would keep him out of the lineup tonight.

Kilger, meanwhile, was excused from practice for a maintenance day, but also should be available for the tilt against the Bruins.

BOYD A HAPPY BUD

Boyd Devereaux already has made an impact in his first two games as a Maple Leaf.

After notching an assist in his Toronto debut on Friday, a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Devereaux looked to be the hero when his goal gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead against the Ottawa Senators with less than seven minutes remaining on Saturday.

His moment in the spotlight ended quickly, however, when defensive miscues allowed the Sens to come back for a 3-2 overtime victory.

"It's been a lot of fun, and to get significant minutes is great," said Devereaux, who was released from the Detroit Red Wings camp in the fall.

"I'm getting a real good feel for the speed of the game again.

"It's been a blast. It's been so unique. I always wanted to see how the whole Maple Leafs thing works from the inside perspective.

"This is the centre of hockey, and the support has been pretty eye-opening. To be honest, it's been much more than I expected."


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