Clearing up injuries

TERRY KOSHAN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

The Maple Leafs' injury picture is coming into focus.

Boyd Devereaux, who has missed three games with a wrist problem, could be back in tomorrow night in Philadelphia against the Flyers. Devereaux has been able to start shooting the puck and is not experiencing problems.

It was expected Darcy Tucker, who has been nursing small fractures in his left foot, was going to hit the ice for practice today at the old Spectrum in Philadelphia. But it is probable he instead will give it a shot tomorrow, five weeks to the day he had a cast put on.

Kyle Wellwood had sports hernia surgery in January and his return to the lineup remains a month away. Kris Newbury still is experiencing headaches from the concussion he suffered on Feb. 10 against Pittsburgh.

Michael Peca has not been in uniform since Dec. 22 in Chicago, the night he suffered a broken right leg and medial collateral ligament damage in his left knee.

"The fracture is pretty much a non-issue and now I am just treating my MCL," Peca said. "As soon as I can strengthen my right leg back up and feel comfortable, I am going to be skating. Those two things should not take a long time to happen."

Could Peca return before the end of the regular season, which has not thought to have been possible?

"I am working hard to get there," Peca said. "I have not made any dates, and the doctors have not given me a timetable, but I am working hard to get back sooner than later."

It was noted the absence of Peca and Tucker, who had their own thing going when the Leafs and New York Islanders met in the 2002 playoffs, would deprive fans at the Nassau Coliseum last night of seeing them play together.

"We will entertain them by walking around the concourse holding hands and skipping around, winking and waving," Peca said.


Videos

Photos