Newbury continues to rest

MIKE ZEISBERGER

, Last Updated: 7:56 AM ET

Kris Newbury's plans of returning to the ice this weekend have been put on hold.

"I've been experiencing headaches the past few days, so we've decided that I should rest until they're gone," Newbury said.

"I haven't done anything since (the injury)."

Newbury watched last night's Maple Leafs-Edmonton Oilers game from a private box in the Foster Hewitt Media Gondola.

Newbury was hurt during a scrap with Ronald Petrovicky of the Pittsburgh Penguins eight days ago at the Air Canada Centre.

An uppercut from Petrovicky caught Newbury flush in the mug, sending him to the ice.

To his credit, the feisty Newbury met with reporters on Monday and said he had suffered no concussion-like symptoms. But his recent bouts of headaches suggest he may indeed have had his bell rung.

"I've never had an injury like this before, so this is all new to me," he said.

"We just want to make sure everything is okay before we proceed any further."

TRADE WINDS

General manager John Ferguson heads to Naples, Fla., today for the general managers' meetings, where the trade winds are sure to blow.

Asked if he would deal a first-round pick as part of a swap, Ferguson was cautious.

"I never say never," he said."But it would have to be the right fit."

It is believed the Leafs are looking to bolster their forward ranks.

"I think there will be movement (throughout the league)," Ferguson said of potential deals.

Ferguson said there are a number of issues on the agenda for the meetings.

"I suspect we'll talk about how to split up money in trades," Ferguson said. "And we'll likely talk about recall rules at the post-trade deadline."


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