Majors to salute Keon

TERRY KOSHAN and MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:02 AM ET

Attention Toronto: Keon-mania isn't over.

Eight days after returning to Toronto to take part in the celebration honouring the 1967 Stanley Cup champion Maple Leafs, former captain Dave Keon will be on hand to perform a ceremonial faceoff drop at St. Mike's Arena prior to the game between the host St. Michael's Majors and the Windsor Spitfires on Sunday.

Keon was a member of the Majors from 1957 to 1960. He recorded 170 points in 142 games for St. Michael's.

THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE

Forward Chad Kilger missed practice yesterday with what Maple Leafs coach Paul Maurice called a "minor injury," but is expected to be in the lineup when the Leafs play the New York Islanders in Uniondale tonight.

The same can't be said for forward Boyd Devereaux, who will sit out because of a nagging wrist injury. "I can't really test it until I start shooting," said Devereaux, wearing a bandage around the wrist. "I'm anxious to test it out, hopefully (today) or (tomorrow)."

LONG ISLAND BLUES

Maurice certainly remembers the Isles' dramatic 3-2 shootout victory over the Leafs nine days ago at the Air Canada Centre, a game in which goalie Rick DiPietro stole two points for the visitors.

The Leafs carried the play for much of the game, and outshot the Isles 16-1 in the third period. But DiPietro would not be denied and was the game's first star.

It was the same story on Tuesday when they once again were thwarted by a hot goalie. This time it was Boston's Tim Thomas, who turned aside 44 shots en route to blanking Toronto 3-0.

So what can the Leafs do to solve DiPietro tonight?

"We go through the game tape, find where we didn't put pucks on him the last time, and make sure we get them there," Maurice said.


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