Kaberle heads to Colaiacovo for advice

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:41 AM ET

During his seven-game stint out of the Maple Leafs lineup, Tomas Kaberle has sought the advice of teammate Carlo Colaiacovo on a number of occasions.

Colaiacovo is no stranger to concussions himself, having had his marbles rattled last season against the Ottawa Senators.

"I've talked to him a number of times about it, sure," Kaberle said. "He can relate to what I have been going through."

What advice did Colaiacovo pass on?

"I just told him to take his time and not rush things," Colaiacovo said.

"You have to listen to what your body tells you. It's not the type of injury where you push your return."

KABBY BITS

When Kaberle suggested he might talk to Cam Janssen tonight, a reporter quickly pointed out that Steve Moore still hasn't chatted with Todd Bertuzzi since their highly publicized run-in three years ago.

"That's a bit different," Kaberle said.

"Obviously, its a little tougher for (Moore). He's never played again while I'm going to be back soon."

THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE

One player who has been missed in the Toronto lineup is forward John Pohl, who has been out with a bruised clavicle.

That's the collarbone for those of us who didn't attend medical school.

Pohl is among a number of knicked-up players whose availability for tonight's game against the New Jersey Devils is up in the air.

DEVILISH PLANS

The Devils do not feel tonight's game against the Maple Leafs will explode into a royal rumble.

They are quite aware the Leafs need every point possible in the final 10 regular season games in the pursuit of a playoff berth.

"There are no distractions (for us)," Devils coach Claude Julien said. "(The Kaberle-Janssen incident), it's just that people are bringing it up. It's not even an issue for us. We are going (to Toronto) to play hockey."


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